Renovated Khasab-Taibat road opens to traffic

Muscat: The Ministry of Transport has opened the 39-km Khasab-Taibat road in Musandam Governorate to traffic following the completion of a rehabilitation and development project.

The renovation works involved levelling horizontal curves and removing a lane adjoining a mountain thereby solving the problem of rocks falling on the road endangering the lives of motorists as well as installing rockfall protection in other locations.

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The project also involved construction of three rest houses, a 1.5 km walkway, wave breakers and 45 viaducts beside upgrading some intersections along the road.

The Khasab-Taibat rehabilitation and improvement project after a geological study concluded that falling rocks from adjacent mountains could pose a real threat to vehicles plying the road and cause serious accidents. — ONA

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