Statistics revealed that the average of traffic travelling along this highway is 30,970 vehicles/day from both directions.
The additional entrance leading to Muharraq’s northern villages (Galali, Samaheej and Al Dair) witnesses a traffic movement of 9,293 vehicles/day on the highway’s intersection with Galali’s entrance, while the interchange with Samaheej’s entrance reaches 3,316 vehicles/day.
The average of traffic at Al Dair entrance is estimated to be 5,132/day. Traffic entering these villages is expected to increase in the future due to the urban growth in the area.
The Dry Dock Highway Extension Project (phase 1 of Muharraq’s Ring Road) has provided a convenient substitute for Arados Avenue (Raya Avenue), where statistics indicate that the daily traffic entering and exiting the 3 villages reaches 18,000.
Roads Planning & Design Director Kadhim Abdul Latif stressed, the importance of the studies and statistics prepared by the Ministry to implement the Dry Dock Highway Extension and implement Muharraq’s Ring Road (phase 1) in the future, which the Ministry is presently observing. The project extends from Galali and Amwaj entrance to Diyyar Al Muharraq’s entrance; passing through the entrances to Samaheej and Al Dair.
Work comprises the transformation of the one-way road to a double road with 2 lanes on each direction at a length of 2.5 km; with the future possibility of adding a third lane in the part located between the interchanges of Samaheej and Galali. Work also includes the revamp of the interchanges with Samaheej and Al Dair, in addition to the implementation of safety barriers, lighting, and traffic signals.
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