Maintenance of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Causeway completed
The $875,240 project covered 15km in both directions and was implemented to avoid future renovation costs
Bahrain’s Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs, and Urban Planning announced that routine maintenance work on the country’s Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Causeway had been completed, with the $875,243 (BHD330,000) project covering 15km in both directions from the bridge to the Dry Dock Highway.
Road projects and maintenance director at the ministry, Sayed Bader Alawi, said that the maintenance works were part of the ministry’s plan to protect assets and roads by maintaining appropriate technical levels to prevent structural damages.
According to Alawi, the refurbishment work will help extend the lifespan of the road and avoid depletion in its functional performance.
Alawi said that avoiding regular maintenance would affect the safety and strength of the bridge’s layers, adding that in such cases, complete renovation works would be required, leading to higher costs, reported Bahrain's state news agency, BNA, reported.