Gov’t: Maintenance works on Dead Sea Road initiated


Published: 2018-11-12 13:24

Last Updated: 2024-04-14 07:41

Dead Sea Road Sign.
Dead Sea Road Sign.

Minister of Public Works and Housing, Falah Omoush, said that maintaining concrete bridges in the Dead Sea road are to start soon, as the contractors were instructed to begin on Sunday, November 18, 2018, as the process was given utmost importance.

The construction and maintenance will be executed for a span of 12 months through two local contractors, under the supervision of a local consulting engineering office, for a total value of JD8.5 million, which will also include the re-construction of two bridges.
Omoush pointed out that there is an urgent need to conduct the maintenance on these bridges in order to prevent soil erosion, ensure traffic safety and protect the lives of citizens.

The main work involves bridges and passages on the main road in the Dead Sea (starting from Sweimeh area (Hotels area) to Ghor Al-Haditha area), which are built above valleys and streams leading to the Dead Sea. The associated construction areas were severely damaged as a result of the decline in the water level in Dead Sea as well as the flash-flow of rainwater in these valleys.

The erosion in the foundation layers was accelerated, resulting in the infrastructure being heavily affected. Therefore, posing a serious risk that needs to be addressed with urgent maintenance and repair.

Omoush stressed the need of ensuring traffic safety during the implementation of the work in the Dead Sea Road in order to make it easier for drivers and citizens by adding traffic control and warning signs to ensure public safety.