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Bahrain closes Hidd Highway for two-week renovation

Motorists in Bahrain are set to face a fortnight of road works following the partial closure of the Hidd Highway

Motorists will face a fortnight of partial road closures in Bahrain. [representational image].
Motorists will face a fortnight of partial road closures in Bahrain. [representational image].

Bahrain will temporarily close one lane of the Hidd Highway to renovate parts of the road during a two-week period.

The country's Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs, and Urban Planning is revamping the stretch of the Hidd Highway at its intersection with the Dry Dock Highway in Al Hidd, an area in the southeastern point of Muharraq Island.

Motorists will face a fortnight of partial road closures from Tuesday, 19 June when ministry's work to renovate the road begins.

READ: Bahrain king inaugurates biggest city in the country

The scope of the work set to be carried out was not disclosed by Bahrain News Agency. However, the ministry has reportedly called on all motorists to "observe and obey the traffic rules" during the renovation to minimise disruption and keep the roads safe for all drivers.

Muharraq Island is one of the largest islands in Bahrain, and is also the site of a number of construction projects.

One of the largest projects generating interest in the country is a proposal to build a waterfront development that stretches from the King Faisal Corniche in Manama to Muharraq. The project is an attempt by urban planning officials to integrate Bahrain's natural environment with modern real estate developments.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabian firm Saleh Abdullah Al-Mahana won a contract in May to build a long-term care centre for a new hospital in Muharraq.

The 100-bed centre will have a range of medical services, including an emergency waiting area, x-ray rooms, laboratory, a pharmacy, a physiotherapy unit, offices, and a building for non-medical services.

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