Project will see the number of vehicles using the current street reach 10,000 per day in both directions
Construction works on the infrastructure of Avenue 41 between 4109 and 4103 in the Isa Town Educational District have been completed by Bahrain’s Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning.
The project saw the reconstruction of the avenue into a two-lane street, with two lanes in each direction. It will also see the delivery of a central island and sidewalks besides a rainwater drainage network, lighting, improvement of road traffic signs necessary for road safety, as well as the development of ground channels to avoid future asphalt cracking.
The project was in response to the directives of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, to develop solutions to ease traffic flow across the Kingdom, the ministry said in a statement.
The Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Engineer, Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf, said the project was in line with the framework that aims at achieving Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030.
“Bahrain aims to reach international standards when it comes to its infrastructure, and this can be achieved by expanding the kingdom’s road network,” Khalaf explained.
The development of Avenue 41 is said to be part of the government’s programme of improvements to the roads within the Educational District. Work started last year as part of the first optimisation package. These construction works were then followed by the opening of a new access road to the Educational District from Shaikh Salman Highway, and is part of the urgent solutions projects of the first optimisation package.
Khalaf says the improvement works will double the intake capacity of the street and increase the traffic flow by 70%. He comments, “The development of the road networks enhances the country’s investment environment and thus will contribute to the advancement of the kingdom’s economic progress. The improvement will ease the flow of traffic heading to or coming from the Educational District towards Sheikh Salman Highway.”