Al Ain:

Al Ain Municipality has completed the construction work on the Northern Ring Road at a cost of Dh43 million. The road links the Al Ain-Dubai road and will help to ease the flow of traffic towards Al Ain International Airport as it bypasses the city area.

The road starts from Al Foa’a, some 15km north of downtown Al Ain, and passes through Wadi Jazza and Wadi Al Tawayya.

The completed stretch is some 17km long, said an official at the municipality.

Engineer Fatima Harrasi, Project Manager at Al Ain Municipality, said the second phase of the project has been launched in which road protection from sand and rainwater drainage will be constructed.

Concrete slabs will be built around the road for its protection.

She said the municipality has recently conducted a study on floodwater danger in residential areas, valleys and neighbouring areas. The Northern Ring Road also passes through one such valley.

The second phase also includes the shifting of trees and a number of services alongside the road.