CAM Commences Pavement of Some Streets of the Capital during Night Amman

Published July 13th, 2010 - 08:08 GMT

Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) commences this month paving several streets of the Capital with basalt mixes during the night hours, with a space area of 350.000 m2 and a total cost reaching to about 2 millions JOD. Director of Road Maintenance Department, Eng. Ahmad Khreisat, said that night pavement works will be executed between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am, for a whole month, by local contractors, enhanced by GAM’s team and vehicles. He added that the decision to work during night hours was taken to avoid traffic jams and to finalize it before the month of Ramadan, pointing out that before applying the basalt mix scraping works are to be executed on the streets to be paved. He clarified that GAM will use for the first time electronic sensors in paving some of the Capital’s streets. He said “These sensors will shape the street sides’ decline to ensure the drainage process or rain water in proper engineering ways, by providing digital readings to the pavement mechanism to determine the necessary slope in the street before paving it”. The next phase will include the streets: Al Shareef Hussein Ibn Ali, Al Shareef Abdel Hamid Sharaf, Khaled Ibn AL Waleed, Arar, Sate’a Al Hasri, and Ibn Sina at Al Abdali, the Streets: Princess Alia, Abdallah Ghosheh, and Husni Sobar in Wadi Es Seer region, and the Streets: Zahran, Abdel Men’em Riad, King Faisal Ibn Abdel Aziz, Saad Ibn Abi Waqqas, and Cairo street in Zahran region. Also the streets: the Martyr, Abdullah AL Louzi, Ahmad Tarawneh, and Umm Al Fadl in Al Jubeiha region. The works in Tlaa Al Ali region will include the streets: Al Mahmadiah, Ahmad Al Najdawi, and Abdullah Ibn Rawaha, in Marka region the streets: Al Jaish (the Army) and King Abdullah I. The execution phase will also include Jordan Street connecting the regions: Al Abdali, Basman, AL Jubeiha, and Tareq, as well as many streets in Marj Al Hamam, Al Qweismeh, Basman, al Yarmouk, Ras El Ein, Al Madinah, and Badr. Seven workshops specialized in road maintenance works and removing manholes during the same period will amend and rise up the levels of the manholes which were damaged or disfigured in several streets. Khreisat mentioned that GAM implemented pavement works using basalt on a space area of 300.000 m2 with a cost of 1.650.000 JOD, covering 50% of the tenders recently presented, to use basalt marbles instead of limestone in the Capital streets. Using such kind of mixes on the Capital streets will positively affect the roads’ quality, as it is renowned for higher solidity and efficiency than other mixes, enduring, friction and decay resisting, saves the quantity of used asphalt, and it conserves the environment and city sustainability, through reutilizing the basalt marbles after rubbing them off when expired, unlike the current mixes. GAM requested the citizens to be careful while driving at night, and to commit to the traffic warning and instruction signs surrounding the working areas to achieve the highest levels possible of traffic safety.

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