Muscat: Driving to Dubai or to Sohar from Muscat will get a lot easier, as the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) has announced that the entire stretch of Batinah Expressway will be opened for motorists on May 7, 2018.
Al Batinah Expressway has been divided into six packages with a total length of 265 km, stretching from Halban to Khatmat Malaha in the Wilayat of Shinas.
The road has four lanes on each direction with four-metre islands in between.
The road is one of the strategic projects implemented by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
Package 1 starts from Al Filaij roundabout in the Wilayat of Barka and ends in the Wilayat of Al Rustaq. Package 2 spans the distance between the Rustaq to Suwaiq with a total length of 42 km.
The 46-km long Package 3 stretches from Suwaiq to Saham, where the fourth package starts and stretches to the Wilayat of Sohar with a total length of 50 km.
Package 5 starts at the Wilayat of Sohar and ends in the Wilayat of Liwa with a total length of 41 km.
The 45-km Package 6 starts from the Wilayat of Liwa and ends at Khatmat Malaha.