A comprehensive planning process has been implemented to ensure the Kingdom’s strategic road network is able to accommodate increased urban expansion, with the process due to be completed within 3 to 5 years. This strategic planning process includes a proposal to expand Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman highway in both directions to four lanes, and to improve the road’s intersections.
the Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf has confirmed that the first phase of initial works has been completed following the installation of an additional U-turn lane along the Financial Harbour interchange.
Commenting on the project, the Minister said: “King Faisal Highway is an important link to the heart of Manama and therefore directly impacts the city in terms of commercial activity, the economy and tourism. In providing this much-needed new interchange, vehicle users will now benefit from reduced traffic and improved access to the Diplomatic Area, the Financial Harbour, Central Manama and Muharraq.”