Islands plan to check Bahrain-Saudi traffic
Riyadh, June 27, 2013
Saudi Arabia is considering plans to build two artificial islands near the Saudi-Bahrain causeway in a bid to accommodate the flow of passenger and payload vehicles, a report said.
The two artificial islands will have an area of more than 600,000 sq m each, King Fahd Causeway Authority chief Badr Al-Otaishan was quoted as saying in the report published by Arab News.
The islands will accommodate up to 4,000 small vehicles per hour in each direction, the report said.
They will also feature inspection yards for 400 trucks and a waiting area for another 400 trucks, in addition to other facilities, according to the report.
“The bridge has been undergoing development since 2008, which contributes to easing travel procedures and traffic movement,” Al-Otaishan said.
The present island will be turned into a recreational and tourist attraction, according to the plan under consideration.