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Emir opens flyover at busy Riyadh intersection

Saudi Arabia, March 8, 2018

Emir of Riyadh Prince Faisal Bin Bandar opened on Wednesday the bridge at the intersection of Takhassusi Street and Makkah Road.

Deputy Emir Prince Muhammad Bin Abdurahman, Mayor Tariq Al-Faris and several other officials attended the function, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Speaking to reporters on the occasion, Prince Faisal said the bridge at the busy intersection was a landmark project that would ease the traffic flow in the city.

“Riyadh Municipality implemented the project in line with the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman to serve the people in the city. A number of new bridges and roads will be opened in the near future,” he said.

On his part, Mayor Al-Faris said the 920-meter long bridge has six main lanes. “The bridge will go a long way in reducing the congestion on the road and ease the traffic flow in the area where several health, commercial and service facilities are located,” Al-Faris said.

He also unveiled the municipality’s plans to implement a number of development projects within the coming two months to further improve the traffic movement and upgrade transportation services in the city.

In a related development, the Eastern Province Municipality has announced that the tunnel project at the intersection between Prince Muhammad Bin Fahd Street and Ali Bin Abi Talib Street in Dammam will open by the end of 2018.

Assam Al-Mulla, deputy mayor for construction and projects, has said the tunnel project would be partially opened to traffic in the near future.