The Bridge Project at the Intersection of King Abdullah Road with Prince Turki Bin Abdulaziz I Road is part of the development project of Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz I Road axis, which aims to improve its efficiency and ease traffic congestion on King Fahd Road.
The bridge should increase the total capacity of Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz I Road to 120,000 vehicles per day, in addition to improving traffic flow along the adjacent road network. The project is part of the five-year plan for the development of metropolitan road network, which included the development of a 32-km-long section of Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz I Road between King Salman Road and the Southern Ring Road. The aim is to transform this road into a main axis of vehicular traffic crossing the city towards the north and the south and to be an adjunct to King Fahd Road.
The 886-meter-long bridge covers a total area of 1.6 square kilometers and is cladded with 16,307 square meters of back-lit aluminum panels that add an aesthetic touch to the intersection. Moreover, the project includes construction of pedestrian sidewalks along the bridge, and diversion/development of road service and utility networks, including electricity, communications, lighting, flood drainage and irrigation.
The project also includes the construction of a main two-way road with three lanes in each direction, in addition to at least two-meter-wide service road with two lanes that gradually widen into four lanes at the intersection.