Roads Projects & Maintenance Director at the Ministry of Works, Municipalities & Urban Planning Eng. Raed Al Salah revealed that the Ministry has achieved 60% progress in the revamp of Sh. Ahmed bin Salman Avenue; extending from Riffa Avenue in the North to Sh. Isa Avenue in the South in Block 905 in Riffa.
According to Al Salah, the Ministry is working on revamping roads in various areas in the Kingdom in coordination with Municipal Council representatives; aiming to provide high quality services to citizens and residents.
The project comprises of re-constructing and revamping Sh. Ahmed bin Salman Avenue at a length of 835m with one lane at each direction, re-constructing the infrastructure by removing the old paving layers, levelling works, organizing intersections along the internal roads to increase safety levels, implementing a storm water drainage network, constructing parking spaces on the sides of the road, lighting, implementing ground channels for present and future use, paving works and constructing pedestrian pavements, in addition to providing traffic safety requirements in collaboration with the concerned entities.
The project was awarded to National Excavations. Works commenced in September 2014 and are expected to take 10 months to complete.
The Ministry urges all road users to adhere to warning signs and instructions during the implementation of the project.