Work starts on Bahrain highway revamp
Manama, October 6, 2012
Bahrain Ministry of Works has started work on the revamp of 6.6 km-long Shaikh Salman Highway in West Riffa at a cost of BD1.2 million ($3.16 million), said a top official.
The ministry’s roads projects & planning director Raed Al Salah said the project will cover blocks 908, 906 and 944. The revamp works extend from Wali Al Ahad Roundabout in the north to Awali Roundabout in the south; covering all highway lanes (north and south).
The project, which has been awarded to Abdulla Ahmed Nass Contracting Company, is expected to be completed in March next year.
‘The project comprises removing the old pavement bricks from the central reservation, increasing the width of the lane by 60cm and the highway width by 6m, and installing safety barriers on the central reservation to increase safety level,’ said Al Salah.
"The work also includes creating a rainwater drainage network by digging the necessary drainages along the highway," he added.-TradeArabia News Service