Jeddah municipality reveals $266.5mn roads project
Five new intersections to be built on Prince Majed Road
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.