Work on Bahrain's $4.5m Shaikh Isa bin Salman Highway complete
Project covers development of rainwater drainage network, and adding fourth lane from Salmabad to Tubli intersection
Construction work on Bahrain’s Shaikh Isa bin Salman Highway, which is valued at $4.5m (BHD1.7m) that is built to improve the flow of traffic on the main road networks, has been completed.
The project that has been carried out under the directives of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister aims to curb bottlenecks and ensure smooth traffic flow at main intersections, the Bahrain News Agecny reported.
Work on road project included adding a fourth lane from Salmabad to Tubli intersection, according to the kingdom’s minister of works, municipalities affairs, and urban planning, Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf.
Khalaf said that the project also covered development of a 2.5km-long rainwater drainage network, improving lighting, and providing traffic safety requirements for road users.
He added that the project will increase the road capacity from 6,000 vehicles per hour to 8,000.
The project will serve people coming from Saudi Arabia, and the citizens of Isa Town, Salmabad, Sehla, Tubli, A’ali, Sanad, Riffa, and neighbouring regions, who visit commercial outlets and housing facilities.
According to the minister the road expansion project supports the kingdom’s Economic Vision for Bahrain 2030.