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Bahrain completes Northern Town road project

Authorities in Bahrain have completed a road linking the Northern Town project.

The new road network is expected to ease traffic congestion in the Northern Town area [Representation image].
The new road network is expected to ease traffic congestion in the Northern Town area [Representation image].

Authorities in Bahrain have completed a road linking the Northern Town residential project which is expected to house several thousand units.

The project involved a four lane 1.2 km-long road in each direction, connecting Janabiya-Budaiya Interchange to the new town.

The new road links Northern Town to the roads network of the kingdom, where the internal roads are to be implemented by the Housing Ministry.

The main roads surrounding Northern Town and all entrances and exits will be completed by the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, the ministry said in a statement.

The first and main link to Northern Town from the western side is seen as a vital project, as it will connect the new town to the Janabiya and Budaiya Interchange.

“The road included a 135-m-long bridge above the marine channel, aiding traffic flow and increasing movement in general,” said Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf, Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning.

The scope of work also included installation of safety barriers, pedestrian barriers, signage, lighting, implementing stormwater drainage channels, extending sewerage and treated water lines besides providing special tracks on both sides of the highway for other service networks like water, electricity and telecommunications, and afforestation works.

“The new road network aims to cope with the present population and serve the completed housing units. Fifteen housing units are expected to be constructed, which calls for the construction of new entrances to the area,” explained Khalaf.

The Works Ministry is presently following up the technical issues related to the construction of the Eastern access to Northern Town, in collaboration with the Ministry of Housing. The eastern entrance will soon link Saar roundabout to Northern Town.

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