The road is currently under development by the Sharjah Public Works Department as part of the Heart of Sharjah project, which is currently under development by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) in collaboration with a number of government authorities and departments in Sharjah. The lane adjacent to the sea will be opened for traffic, from Ahmed bin Darwish Square to Al Muraijah Square. The road has been closed since end of last February.
HE Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Shurooq announced that the road will be open in one direction only until the construction work on the other lane completed. The two-way street would be opened when construction work is completed by end of next July 2012.
The multi-phase project includes ongoing development works with the aim of reviving the historic and heritage areas, re-establishing the link that was there in the 1950’s and transforming Sharjah into a tourist and trade destination with modern contemporary artistic touches. The project includes museums, restaurants, cafes, retail outlets and other amenities to prepare the emirate to host high profile events such as the Sharjah Biennale and the Sharjah Heritage Days among many others.