The Fujairah Municipality Road Department has invited bids for a contract to widen and redesign sections of the existing E99 coastal road. The project starts from the Yabsa and Sakamkam Road roundabout and goes up to the border of Oman just after the Qidfa area.
The project is understood to be funded by Abu Dhabi.
The first section of the project starts from the existing Fujairah port intersection and goes up to the naval base. The project scope includes the redesign of all the road infrastructure as well as relocating or protecting the existing utilities and services that are alongside or crossing the road.
The second section of the project comprises the 5km road starting from the entry at Qidfa to the border of Khor Fakkan. Originally designed as an express bypass of the Qidfa residential area, this road carries the main traffic flow around the existing residential area including heavy trucks.
The Qidfa bypass road will be designed as a three-lane dual carriageway with a total length of 2.7km and two-lane dual carriageway with a total length of 2.1 km. The end of Qidfa bypass road is just before the border of Khor Fakkan where the road merges into the existing two-lane dual carriageway.
The third section of the road project is located close to start of the E99 road, at the existing Yabsa Bypass and Sakamkam road roundabout. This is a collector road that also goes through the industrial area of the Fujairah Rock and Aggregate quarry site.
The road carries the main heavy truck traffic flow from the quarry area on to the E99
Road without having to use the existing Port of Fujairah signalised intersection for the left turn movement.
The 3km road will include two-lane dual carriageway and one wide lane directional bridge that will allow making the convenient left turn from the Quarry area northbound along the E99 road with additional two lanes from and to the West service road at grade level.
E99 is an important artery located alongside the Port of Fujairah and the developing Fujairah Oil Industry Zone (FOIZ).