Sunday, April 19, 2015


Roads Planning & Design Director at the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning Eng. Kadhim Abdul Latif revealed that traffic along Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Causeway has increased by 15% following the completion of Mina Salman Interchange Revamp in 2014. 
Traffic travelling along the causeway in both directions amounted to 83,000 vehicles; in comparison to 2013. The revamp of Mina Salman Interchange has facilitated travel between Manama and Hidd.

The increase in traffic indicates a growth in goods transport between Sheikh Khalifa Port and King Fahad Causeway. Following the revamp of Mina Salman Interchange; after revamping Umm Al Hassam Interchange and Bahrain Map Interchange, moving between King Fahad Causeway and Sheikh Khalifa Port would take 21 minutes, when in the past it took 62 minutes. Traffic is expected to increase along Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Causeway due to the thriving industrial urbanization in Hidd Industrial Area and also due to the implementation of Hidd Housing Project. The capacity for Khalifa bin Salman Causeway is 195 vehicles a day.

Eng. Abdul Latif also added that roads strategic projects implemented by the Ministry aim to serve citizens, create qualitative job opportunities and attract economic investments.
Abdul Latif also reiterated that the Ministry continues to prepare traffic studies and detailed designs targeting the remainder of intersections along main highways in the Kingdom; aiming to alleviate traffic and facilitate movements to and from different areas in Bahrain.


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