The Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning stated that the King Hamad Street development project - in the part from its intersection with 96th Street to its intersection with Askar Street - is in its final stages, as it includes expanding it into 3 lanes in each direction to increase the street’s capacity.
The Ministry indicated that work is currently underway on asphalting and paving the street, which requires closing the paths in stages, most of which will be during weekends, due to the lack of traffic movement compared to the days of the week, and the Ministry's ability in this to cooperate with the competent authorities, headed by the General Traffic Department in Contribute to mitigating the impact of the closure on the traffic movement, as well as the cooperation and patience of road users during the implementation of the project and their following of diversions and traffic instructions.
The project works include the construction of a rainwater drainage network, including the construction of an open canal along the western side of King Hamad Street, paving roads in the applicable layers in the Kingdom of Bahrain to the asphalt layer and the development of sidewalks, placing lighting poles, traffic lights and necessary traffic signs, and installing safety barriers on both sides of the road. And building a concrete barrier separating the two directions in order to raise the level of traffic safety on this highway.
It is noteworthy that the project was awarded by the Tender Board to the consortium of KCC Engineering and Contracting and Nass Contracting, at a cost of 9,200,297 BD (nine million two hundred thousand two hundred ninety-seven dinars).
The Ministry apologizes for any inconvenience during the implementation of the expansion works, and calls upon the citizens and residents to take caution and caution and the necessity to adhere to the indicative signs and traffic diversions in order to preserve their safety.