Bahrain opens new $63m flyover
Manama, July 6, 2013
Bahrain Ministry of Works has announced the opening of a new flyover connecting the Isa Bin Salaman highway with Al Fateh highway to help ease almost half the traffic congestion at the arterial Mina Salman crossing.
Motorists can now heave a sigh of relief with the inauguration of a new flyover that is expected to ease almost half the traffic congestion at the arterial Mina Salman crossing.
Works Minister Essam Khalaf opened the flyover yesterday, the first phase of the BD24 million ($63.3 million) Mina Salman Interchange project, one of Bahrain's largest infrastructure schemes.
Officials urged drivers to be careful with new signals coming on after the opening of the flyover connecting Isa bin Salman Highway with Al Fateh Highway.
More than 74,000 vehicles, 24 per cent of which are heavy, pass through the junction daily, according to ministry figures.
The project consists of the construction of a three-level underpass from the Shaikh Isa bin Salman Causeway leading to Hidd in both directions - via the Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Causeway.
There will also be a flyover with two lanes for traffic coming from Shaikh Isa bin Salman Highway and heading to the north towards Al Fateh Highway.
The project is expected to be complete by September with the opening of the underpass, officials said.
Khalaf earlier told the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication, that half the number of vehicles that use the intersection are bound for Manama and other areas like Juffair and Exhibition Road.
"All these will now skip the intersection, considerably reducing traffic flow."
Khalaf said hundreds of labourers have been working round the clock to complete the project ahead of schedule. The underpass was 82 per cent complete.
"Work is now going on to fill in the sides and metal the road. This will take a few months," he has said.
"The side roads connecting the Mina Salman Industrial Area and Umm Al Hassam will then be opened after which the project will be commissioned," he added.-TradeArabia News Service
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