Makkah signs four road contracts worth $397.4m

Deals to see construction of intersections with city's ring road

The ring road, when complete, will ease traffic congestion in and around the city of Makkah
The ring road, when complete, will ease traffic congestion in and around the city of Makkah

Four contracts worth $397.4m have been signed by Makkah Municipality for the construction of intersections joining the fourth phase of the city’s ring road project to various highways.

According to Arab News, the first contract is for an intersection between the Madinah Road and the ring road and a connecting road with the Old Jeddah Road worth $168.9m (SAR 633.14m).

The second contract will see the Taif Sale Road connected by an intersection to the ring road at a cost of $111.5m (SAR 418m).

A link between Taif Sale Road and Madinah Road on the ring road will also be constructed under a deal worth $96.2m (SAR 360.64m).

The fourth contract requires the construction of an intersection between the ring road the Old Jeddah Road for $21.4m (SAR 80.34 m).

Makkah Mayor Osama Al-Barr said the municipality aims to develop an advanced network of modern roads to link various locations and districts in the city.

Once completed, it is hoped the fourth phase of the ring road will resolve bottlenecks and traffic jams that plague the city during the peak Hajj and Umrah seasons, the mayor said.

Details of the companies which won the contracts were not made available but, according to Arab News, the contracts have been signed with specialist road contracting companies with experience of such works.

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