Saturday, February 21, 2015


HE the Minister of Works, Municipalities & Urban Planning Eng. Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf toured Juffair Ring Road, accompanied by Roads Assistant Undersecretary Eng. Huda Fakhro, Roads Projects & Maintenance Director Eng. Raed Al Salah and a number of engineers from the Ministry.

During his tour, the Minister listened to a detailed explanation about progress in the project, which is now 57% complete. The BD2,057,000 project was awarded to Haji Hassan Group. Work commenced in August 23, 2014 and will continue for 40 weeks.

The Minister stated that the Ministry has commenced the implementation of a number of projects as part of their plans to revamp the roads network in Juffair, which is one of the vital areas in Bahrain witnessing a great urban growth.

Phase 1 of Juffair Ring Road project comprises of implementing a dual road with 2 lanes on each direction; extending from the interchange of Al Fateh Highway and Sheikh Duaij Avenue on the West to Al Najma Club on the East at a total length of 4.5km, providing multiple entrances to the new Juffair Area and implementing lanes for emergency parking.

Works also include opening an intersection on the southern side to connect it to Juffair, implementing a cement central reservation, dredging and reclamation works, constructing brick pavements along the intersections, implementing a storm water drainage network and ground channels, paving works, implementing speed humps, lighting and signage works.

The project is expected to alleviate traffic entering and existing Juffair along Sh. Khalifa bin Salman Causeway.

“Such projects will reflect positively on the touristic, commercial and economic sectors in Juffair. Once the revamp of Mina Salman Interchange and phase 2 of Juffair Ring Road are completed, there will be a non-stop traffic movement in Manama; connected to King Faisal Highway,” said the Minister.

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