The new 3.3-kilometre road will ease commuting within the Sharjah beach project’s road networks. Image Credit: NNC

Dubai: Sharjah Urban Planning Council (SUPC) on Monday announced the opening of the dual carriageway along the Sharjah Beach Project, with two south-bound lanes now fully operational and accessible by the public.

The new 3.3-kilometre road will ease commuting within the project’s road networks, and boost new investment opportunities within the area and its surrounding, the council said in a press release.

It has been developed with environmentally friendly lighting and equipped with parking areas along the non-beach side of the Sharjah Beach project.

The Sharjah Beach Project, developed by SUPC in partnership with the Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority, is aligned with the directives of His Highness Dr. Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, for improving Sharjah’s infrastructure which meet the needs of residents and visitors.

Khalid Al Ali, secretary General of the Sharjah Urban Planning Council (SUPC) said, “The new dual carriageway is now fully operational for the public where they can enjoy full accessibility through the new Sharjah Beach road, in addition to convenient parking facilities across the entire strip.”

Yousuf Al Suwaiji, Chairman of Sharjah Roads & Transport Authority (SRTA), said: “The Sharjah Beach project will include more than 1,000 parking spaces to accommodate visitors, retail, businesses and facilities on the opposite side of the beach. We have also completed the installation of parking meters on the new road to facilitate smooth traffic in and around the project.”

The Sharjah Beach Project, which was announced in November 2017, will transform the public realm along a 3.3 kilometres stretch from Ajman border to the roundabout adjacent to the Sharjah Ladies Club.

It consists of 200,000 square metres of public space, 6.5 kilometres of promenade areas, five beach areas, approximately 1.5km of seating wall along the beach, five different plazas dedicated to community and artistic events, picnic areas with seating and tables, and fitness areas. The project will also provide all necessary facilities required for visitors such as changing facilities, prayer places, shaded lounges and much more.