Bahrain’s Ministry of Works, Municipality Affairs and Urban Planning has announced the opening of a new entrance to the educational district of Isa Town.
The new entrance consists of a two-way road that passes between Sacred Heart School and Shaikh Abdullah School, connecting Shaikh Salman Road to Road 4109 within the educational district.
According to Bahrain News Agency (BNA), the new entrance will distribute traffic evenly and reduce congestion onto the December 16 road, and is anticipated to increase the capacity to 2,000 vehicles per hour.
The ministry reportedly implemented the project in response to the directives of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Ministry to reduce congestion across the country.
Related works that have been carried out by the ministry include the introduction of a new entrance lane to the Ministry of Education, additional service roads, and a car park to serve the schools near December 16 road, as well as the expansion of Road 41.
The Minister of Works, Municipality Affairs and Urban Planning, Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf, said: “Home to ten schools, the University of Bahrain and Bahrain Polytechnic, the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Information Affairs, and a number of other entities, the educational district is one of Bahrain’s most important areas and the Ministry of Works remains fully committed to improving access for road user.”
He added: “The new entrance to the Isa Town educational district is the latest in a series of projects designed to reduce traffic congestion across the kingdom. These projects, which include new road facilities at the Al Jasra and Financial Harbour intersections, are part of a comprehensive network expansion plan worth $1.2m.
“The plan, which is funded by the GCC Development Programme, is designed to accommodate increased urban expansion across the kingdom, significantly improving the local road network.”