Bahrain’s Prime Minister His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has ordered the construction of a fourth causeway linking capital Manama and Muharraq. It will connect North Busaiteen and Bahrain Bay.
The Premier also issued another order to build a underpass on Al Fateh Highway at Juffair Interchange. The tunnel, which will be constructed on the highway near the Gulf Hotel and Ahmed Al Fateh Islamic Centre (Grand Mosque) is aimed at alleviating congestion – particularly for traffic coming from the north.
The projects are part of plans announced last December by Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning Minister Essam Khalaf to spend in excess of BD19 million ($50.3 million) on road improvements this year.
Infrastructure projects announced included the Muharraq Ring Road project, of which the new causeway is a part, and the Juffair Ring Road project, which will see Shaikh Duaij Avenue in the west joined to Al Najma Club in the east at a cost of BD2 million ($5.3 million).