KSA MOT upgrades roads in Makkah for Hajj
Maintenance work included lighting, bridge expansion, fence repair, scraping and asphalting to prepare for Hajj in Makkah
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) has confirmed that it has completed maintenance works for 491km of major roads leading towards Makkah in preparation for Hajj.
The works were directed by The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah.
Preventive maintenance was carried out on several major roads leading to Makkah Al Mukaramah, which included Al Madinah Highway, Jeddah Highway, Old Jeddah Road, Al Sail Road, Al Hada Road, Al Layth Road.
Maintenance work included lighting, bridge expansion, fence repair, scraping and asphalting, as well upkeep of directional signs, road signs, road sign holders, paints, cat eyes, construction of concrete and metal barriers, and fence wires.
As well as works to its major roads, Wadi Ash Shu'bah ferry also started its operation.
Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Minister of Transport, confirmed the readiness of all facilities and installations for Hajj and sought the importance of cooperation of the entire transport users to comply with the necessary preventative measures against COVID-19.