The cadres of the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Public Works set, today, Monday, the date for starting work to develop the entrances of Baghdad to the city of Bismayah and Kirkuk, at a cost of 50 billion dinars.
The Director General of the Department of Roads and Bridges in the ministry, Hussein Jassim Kazem, said in a press statement that "the ministry has set a program to develop the entrances to Baghdad towards the city of Bismayah and Kirkuk governorate, which will start its work during the next week, at a cost of 50 billion dinars."
He explained that "the two projects are included in a more comprehensive program, which also includes developing the entrances to Baghdad towards: Taji, Fallujah, Abu Ghraib and Hilla, which will be the responsibility of Baghdad Governorate."
And Kazem, in the same context, stated that "the department is currently working on a vision to divert the lanes of the main roads passing through the cities that witness great traffic, including them, to ease traffic jams, as is the case with the transfer of Wasit city, by diverting the intersection with the traffic jams."
He added that "the works also include a diversion north of Dhi Qar, aimed at distributing the lanes of roads connected to the road without passing through the city center, in addition to directing a diversion north of Tikrit in Salah al-Din Governorate and in the same direction."
Concerning the (Al-Dora-Al-Youssefia) road, which is currently underway, the director of the Department of Roads and Bridges explained that it is “one of the most important strategic projects in the country, being an important strategic outlet that will contribute to alleviating the burden on the old entrance to the capital (Hilla-Baghdad), which is constantly witnessing a traffic momentum. It also contributes to reducing congestion through the cycle, and reducing distance and time.”
He added, "The project connects the two-storey bridge with the traffic highway, the two destinations of Rusafa and Karkh through a new outlet linked to the Al-Dora Expressway, and the two highways of Muhammad Al-Qasim and Al-Qanat highways, and its cost with the intersections is 36 billion dinars. "It will be completed during the month of August of next year," he said.
Jassim noted that "the maintenance and rehabilitation of the (Kirkuk-Baghdad) road will be started on two lanes at the beginning of next November, after it is included in the current year's budget, at a cost of 200 billion dinars," noting that "the 250-kilometer-long road, all its statements have been completed, and is awaiting delivery. his financial allocations.
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