King Fahad Causeway improvements announced

New gates have been added to speed up travel between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

King Fahad Causeway improvements announced

Here in Bahrain, we’re all eagerly anticipating the reopening of King Fahad Causeway, which has been restricted to commercial trucks only since early March.

This is the first time the causeway has been shut since it opened in 1986 - and the authorities are making use of the unexpected downtime.

Since March, the King Fahad Causeway Authority has been working on a number of projects to improve driver’s experience and speed-up travel between the two countries.

The old gates on the Saudi Arabia side have been removed, with new gates added. Plus, comprehensive electronic payments at the fee gates on both sides is set to be launched in phases.

These improvements will see the capacity of King Fahad Causeway increased by 45 percent.

Emad Almohaisen, the CEO of the King Fahad Causeway Authority, said on Twitter, “I thank all of my colleagues in the Foundation for the hard work in accomplishing many improvement and development projects during this period with the support of our Board of Directors.

“Thanks to all our governmental departments working in the two kingdoms for their continuous cooperation and support.”

There has been no official announcement as to when the causeway will reopen.

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