This highway and tunnel infrastructure project consist 23.2km dual carriageway road skirting the edge of the Omani border through mountainous terrain. The road also passes through five rock tunnels totaling 13km and is the longest tunnel in Middle East.
The lead consultant Halcrow is responsible for concept design and route selection, preliminary and detailed design of the road, rock tunnels and drainage culverts, detailed MEP design, all technical studies and assessments, value engineering and risk management, and construction supervision. Contractor General Mechanical has been assigned to tunnel 1 to undertake the tunnel excavation and support.
Journey time is expected to be shortened by 30 minutes between Khorfakkan and Sharjah. This will aid economic development within Sharjah as the link will further encourage the use of Khorfakkan port, bypassing the Straits of Hormuz.
Contribution for the development of the project not only fits ACO’s worldwide experience to support the architecture of stunningly beautiful projects with utmost requirements for aesthetics and functionality. We also found inspiration in the intersection between the tunnel’s concept to foster solutions to the challenges that future cities face and our company’s dedication to the urban environment of tomorrow.
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