Minister inspects key Bahrain road project
Manama, December 3, 2011
Bahrain Minister of Works Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf led by senior ministry officials inspected the ongoing construction of a 4-lane detour road whihc will carry traffic movement from east to west along the King Faisal Corniche.
The Minister was accompanied by Acting Roads Assistant Undersecretary Raed Al Salah, Head of Roads Special Projects Sayyed Badir Alawi and representatives from the project’s contractor Ahmed Mansoor Al A’Ali, in addition to representatives from the project’s consultant Hyders.
During the visit, Khalaf stressed the Ministry’s keenness to closely follow up all projects implemented in the Kingdom, one of which is the King Faisal Detour Road Project, which consists of the construction of a 4 lane detour road to carry traffic movement from east to west along the King Faisal Corniche.
The Minister also directed for a speedy implementation to the project, highlighting a number of difficulties facing the project.
The project also includes afforestation and beautification works on both sides of the 4 new lanes, to be done in coordination with the Ministry of Municipalities and Urban Planning, and the City Beautification Committee.
Works also include the construction of a new pedestrian bridge along the existing bridge, which aims to provide a safe crossing between the parking lot and entertainment facilities and King Faisal Corncihe.
‘The traffic movement heading to and coming from Bahrain Financial Harbour has also been taken into consideration, for the purpose of connecting the area to King Faisal Highway and thus improving traffic flow and increasing safety level,’ said Khalaf.
‘Proper coordination is taking place with the General Directorate of Traffic to implement all necessary traffic diversions, prior to opening the project for traffic,’ he added.