Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government recently inaugurated the 120 metric Street in Erbil, which costed $450 million to build. Designed in 2007, the highway is intended to reduce traffic congestion in Erbil.
The longest and fastest road network in Erbil, the 120 metric Street is considered one of the most important strategic projects in the capital of the Kurdistan region in Iraq. The 38 kilometers long street solves a number of traffic problems in the city.
The Minister of Municipalities and Tourism in the Kurdistan Regional Government, Newroz Mawlood Amin announced that, “This project is one of the strategic projects in the capital of the Kurdistan Region, and its importance lies in the transfer of traffic from the inner city to the outside.”
The 120 metric Street was completed in three phases. The first phase connected Erbil to the Kirkuk through Mosul highway by a length of 11 km. This phase was implemented by the Turkish Aakjlra company. The other phase or section is a 16km road that connects Erbil to Shaqlawa road, and the third one kilometer road connects Erbil to Kirkuk highway. This two phases were implemented by Krupp.