The Al Wahda Road project in the UAE city of Sharjah is expected to finish in a few months, according to a senior official.

The $218m (Dh800m) road is set to open in mid-2010, the official from the Directorate of Public Works said, according to Gulf News.

The project, which has been under construction since August 2008, involves upgrading all intersections along the street and bridges to reduce traffic congestion towards King Abdul Aziz Roundabout in Abu Shagara and the intersection of Shaikh Juma’a in Al Yarmook and Tabiq Al Tayer. The road will end with a tunnel in Cultural Square.

The project was divided into three phases comprising Shaikh Humaid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Square, Cultural Square and the Abu Shagara bridge, underpass and pedestrian subway.

Work on the Abu Shagara bridge still remains, which involves building a 1.6km bridge between King Faisal Interchange and the Gold Centre.