Expanded Bahrain International Airport road network partially opens

It is hoped the full road network in Muharraq will be finished in time for the opening of the new airport terminal

Expanded Bahrain International Airport road network partially opens

The expanded road network around Bahrain International Airport has now partially opened, with the project expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Drivers in the area will now be able to use the airport traffic signal junction at the intersection of Airport Highway, Khalifa Al Kabeer Highway and Road 2403 in Muharraq.

The Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry together with the Traffic Directorate and Bahrain Airport Company opened the road over the weekend.

It is hoped the full road network will be finished in time for the opening of the new airport terminal in the first quarter of the new year.

The new 207,000 sq m terminal is four times the size of the existing terminal, with the capacity to deal with 14 million passengers a year thanks to 36 passport control booths and 104 check-in counters.

The Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry is working on a number of road projects across the Kingdom.
Work on the King Hamad Causeway between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia is set to start in 2021, and two years of roadworks on Shaikh Zayed Highway began in August.

For those of you who can’t drive, the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications is working on developing the Bahrain Metro, set to open in 2023.

Once complete, it will carry up to 43,000 people per hour.

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