Saudi Arabian city to spend how much to ease traffic congestion?!
Jeddah Municipality will implement new projects worth over $160 millio (SR600 million) to ease traffic congestion in the city.
The municipality has awarded several projects for the construction of flyovers, tunnels and pedestrian bridges over the last three months, according to Abdulaziz Al-Ghamdi, director general of the culture and media division at the mayoralty.
Al-Ghamdi said one of the projects was for constructing tunnels at the intersections of Al-Andalus Road with Palestine Road and Al-Hamra Street at a cost of SR15 million.
The four-lane tunnel in either direction will have a length of 1,400 meters. Upon its completion, traffic flow along Al-Andalus Road, King Abdulaziz Road and Palestine Road, some of the main thoroughfares in the city, is expected to be smoother.
Another project consisting of bridges and tunnels at the intersection of Old Makkah Road and Prince Majed Road was awarded at a cost of SR197 million. The project includes a 550-meter tunnel along Old Makkah Road with two main lanes and two service lanes.
Al-Ghamdi said another contract, worth SR92 million, was awarded to implement a 600-meter bridge at the intersection of Prince Majed Road and Bani Malik Street. The mayoralty also awarded a number of pedestrian bridge projects, including one across Al-Andalus Road. This will be the first of a number of pedestrian bridges with escalators, he added.