Bahrain: The First U-turn Flyover in the Country is now Open

  • Publish date: Monday، 26 December 2022
Bahrain: The First U-turn Flyover in the Country is now Open

Sunday, 25th December, saw the official opening of Bahrain's first U-turn flyover, which marked the end of the first stage of a massive multi-million dinar renovation of a major highway in the core of the capital.

The Bahrain Al-Fateh Highway Upgrade Project was funded by the Saudi Fund for Development and included the opening of a flyover as part of the government's commitment to keep developing the country's infrastructure.

Bahrain: The First U-turn Flyover in the Country is now Open

Currently, 87,000 vehicles pass along the crucial roadway each day as it connects populated places including Juffair, Ghuraifa, Adliya, Gudaibiya, Umm Al Hassam, and Mina Salman. The capacity would rise to 140,000 cars per day after the proposed upgrade is accomplished.

“Opening the new U-turn is the first phase in the implementation of the comprehensive revamp project for Al Fateh Highway – which links several key development projects in Bahrain,” said Mr. Al Hawaj, Minister of Works on Sunday.  "Al Fateh Highway expansion is one of the important strategic projects that are within the implementation of the Government Action Plan. It will provide high-quality standards for sustainable growth while meeting the current and future needs of Bahrain. It will also contribute to attracting more investments, which will revitalize the economic sectors," added Mr. Al Hawaj.

The U-turn will primarily benefit traffic heading from Juffair via the Prince Saud Al Faisal Highway to the Al Fateh Highway southward towards Mina Salman, as well as traffic moving west to Shaikh Duaij Avenue. A tentative completion date of March 2024 has been set for one of the biggest road construction projects in the country.

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