Jeddah Municipality announces plans for US$ 266.5 mn worth road projects

Posted on 21st October 2014

Five new intersections on Prince Majed Road are to be built at a cost of US$266.5 million (SR 1 billion) in a bid to ease traffic congestion. Mohamed Al-Buqami, spokesman of Jeddah municipality, said the intersections would extend down to the corniche, according to a report in Arab News.

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There would also be other projects carried out to build a highway along the same route, linked to the Jeddah-Laith Highway. Contractors are to start the projects in the next few weeks.

Al-Buqami said the intersections would link with Old Makkah Road, Al-Falah Bridge, Television Street, King Faisal Street, South Corniche and then Al-Khamra. It would take the form of a ring road and run parallel to Al-Haramain Road.

He said that the construction time frame depends on how quickly the city is able to assess and compensate people for property appropriations - the city plans to pay compensation of SR5,000 per square meter.

Al-Buqami said the designs for the project have been completed. There would be three lanes in both directions, he said.

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