First phase of KAIA to Makkah highway complete

Second phase costing $80m to get underway once contractor is found

The road will link King Abdullah International Airport in Jeddah to Makkah
The road will link King Abdullah International Airport in Jeddah to Makkah

Mohammad Tawfiq Madani, head of roads and transport management in Makkah Province, has revealed that the $40m (SAR 150m) first phase of a highway project linking King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah to Makkah is complete.

Local newspapers reported that the project’s $80m (SAR 300m) second phase will begin when a contractor is found.

Madani also revealed that the Briman Road, a separate project connecting Jeddah to Makkah from the north, is almost complete.

There are also plans in Makkah Province for the renovation of Al-Khawajat road, the construction of train stations across Makkah, Jeddah, Madinah, and Rabigh, the installation of street lights on the expressway connecting Makkah to Madinah via Taif, and the implementation of a budget for the construction of Al-Kar road.

The province is currently undergoing massive redevelopment as the Saudi government invests heavily in the modernisation of its second city, Jeddah, and Makkah – Islam’s holiest city.

Makkah, which attracts over 3 million visitors a year during the Hajj pilgrimage, has undergone significant redevelopment in the last two years due to a $26.6bn (SAR 99.8bn) investment by the Saudi government.

Most popular


Deadline approaches for CW Oman Awards 2020 in Muscat
You have until 20 January to submit your nominations for the ninth edition of the


CW In Focus | Inside the Leaders in KSA Awards 2019 in Riyadh
Meet the winners in all 10 categories and learn more about Vision 2030 in this
CW In Focus | Leaders in Construction Summit UAE 2019
A roundup of Construction Week's annual summit that was held in Dubai this September

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 765
Jun 29, 2020