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Jeddah bridge project stopped due to lack of funds

The Jeddah Municipality has announced that it would build six overpasses and underpasses

A representational image of a bridge in Jeddah.
A representational image of a bridge in Jeddah.

The Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs for Jeddah, Abdul Lateef Al-Asheikh has cancelled an upcoming bridge project.

The decision was taken because the Jeddah Secretariat does not have the funds to pay for the private properties needed to be acquired to make way for it, according to a report in the local publication, Arab News.

The overpass required for the intersection of Almahjar and King Faisal streets would have to acquire 92.2% of the private property on its way.

The Jeddah Municipality had filed a request with the ministry to cancel the project and have all funds allocated returned to it, according to a source.

Meanwhile, the municipality has announced that it would build six overpasses and underpasses.

This includes underpasses at the intersections of Al-Andalus, Palestine and Al-Hamra roads, King Fahd and Rawdah roads, and Prince Majid and Bani Malik roads.

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