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GAM Resumes Opening Roads Network

Published May 17th, 2010 - 08:48 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) completed 55% of the works on the main roads network within Abdoun Corridor project initiated one year ago.

Director of the Execution Department at GAM, Eng. Nabeel Jreiri emphasized that the 220,000 m2 roads network is ongoing and will be finalized simultaneously with the completion of Crown Prince Hussein Ibn Abdullah II’s Square on the Airport Road.

He added that the roads network represents a link between different GAM regions; it will contribute to reducing the traffic jam in the interior streets of Amman city, operating as parallel streets to serve the traffic movement.

In the same context, Eng. Jreiri added that works are moving forward in many projects that Mayor of Amman, Omar Maani, requested to execute, such as AL Hikmah intersection with Ajnadeen Street at Al Qweismeh region.

He also clarified that two months ago, when the Water Authority started implementing water network and sewage lines, GAM commenced opening Ajnadeen Street  with a space area of 30,000 m2, pointing out that the street will be the main entrance connecting the regions: Um Nawarah, Electricity Housing Complex, and Al Qweismeh.

Jreiri said: “There is cooperation and coordination between GAM and the Water Authority for implementing this particular site of the street, as the Authority’s teams install water network lines following the opening of the street by GAM”, indicating that work is still running to open streets network surrounding Ajnadeen Street.

He added that renovating Al Hikmah intersection with a space area of 10,000 m2 is currently underway.

GAM is also working on expanding a full lane along the road extending from Marj AL Hamam towards the industrial zone in Wadi Al Seer, renovating Aal Al Beit Street in Badr Al Jadidah region, which is scheduled in phases, as it is the main entrance for the regions: Badr Al Jadidah, Dabouq, and the surrounding suburbs.

GAM recently built a pedestrian bridge in Al Quds (Jerusalem) Street on the entrance of Al Mgabalein region, near the Military Veterans Foundation with a cost of JOD 30,000.

Director of Construction Department, Eng. Mohammed Rahahleh said that building the bridge came as a response on the part of the Mayor to the citizens’ requests during his visit to the region and meeting the citizens in the open day.

He stated that GAM transferred the request to the Traffic Operations Department to conduct a traffic study on the site, upon which a decision was made to build the pedestrian bridge as a big number of students and citizens cross the street of a heavy traffic flow.


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