Jeddah municipality reveals $266.5mn roads project

Five new intersections to be built on Prince Majed Road

Contractors are due to start the roadworks in Jeddah in the next few weeks.
Contractors are due to start the roadworks in Jeddah in the next few weeks.

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Five new intersections on Prince Majed Road are to be built at a cost of $266.5mn (SR1bn) in a bid to ease traffic congestion.

Mohamed Al-Buqami, spokesman of Jeddah municipality, said the intersections would extend down to the corniche, according to a report in Arab News.

There would also be other projects carried out to build a highway along the same route, linked to the Jeddah-Laith Highway.

Contractors are to start the projects in the next few weeks.

Al-Buqami said the intersections would link with Old Makkah Road, Al-Falah Bridge, Television Street, King Faisal Street, South Corniche and then Al-Khamra. It would take the form of a ring road and run parallel to Al-Haramain Road.

He said that the construction time frame depends on how quickly the city is able to assess and compensate people for property appropriations - the city plans to pay compensation of SR5,000 per square meter.

Al-Buqami said the designs for the project have been completed. There would be three lanes in both directions, he said. 

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