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Road leading to Bahrain airport to be closed temporarily

Road 2403, which leads to Bahrain International Airport from Arad Highway, will be closed beginning 2 June, to allow for construction works on the new passenger terminal building

Road 2403 will be closed temporarily to allow for construction works on a new passenger terminal building [representation image].
Road 2403 will be closed temporarily to allow for construction works on a new passenger terminal building [representation image].

The operator of Bahrain International Airport, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), has released a public advisory on potential traffic delays due to the temporary closure of Road 2403.

Road 2403, which leads to the airport from Arad Highway, will be closed starting tomorrow, 2 June, to allow for construction works on the new passenger terminal building.

According to Bahrain News Agency (BNA), the new terminal is part of the country’s ongoing efforts to modernise the airport. Road 2403 will remain closed until the end of the project.

In the meantime, there will be three alternative routes to the terminal building and parking lots. The first route is from Busaiteen area heading towards BIA through Airport Avenue; the second goes through Arad Highway, reaching the Falcon junction on its way to Khalifa Al-Kabeer Highway; and the third comes from Hidd area, leading to Falcon Junction on its way to Khalifa Al-Kabeer Highway.

Once completed, the new terminal building will expand the airport’s services and commercial offerings at optimised operational efficiency, increasing its capacity to more than 14 million passengers a year by 2018 – a 50% increase of current capacity.

The announcement of the road closure, BNA noted, was made by the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, in coordination with BAC, the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning’s Roads Directorate, and the Ministry of Interior’s General Directorate of Traffic.

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