Practical work at the first phase at Erbil’s largest ring road, “150 Meter Road”, which is 14 kilometers long, have been ongoing for a month now. The first section starts from Baharka Road to Koya Road in eastern Erbil.
The total project is a 70 kilometer-long ring-road highway that will encircle the Kurdistan Region’s capital city of Erbil.
The first section alone will have three interchanges and underpasses with $131 million being allocated for it.
Erbil Governor Nawzad Hadi had earlier described the ring road as “the most strategic of projects” and per the city’s master plan the ringed system will connect outlying towns and areas to the capital.
They include: Bnaslawa, Daratu, Kasnazan, Shawes, Mala Umer, Baharka, Kani Qirzhala, Qatawi, Mamzawa, Sarkarez, Gird Mohammed and Murtka.
The 150 Meter Road project begins just as the city’s current outermost ring road, the 120-meter road, nears completion.
The project will be undertaken on a long-term loan by the Hemn Group that also built the 120-meter road, revealed KRG Minister of Municipalities and Tourism Newroz Mawlood Amin.
At each side of the giant 150-meter road, five vehicles could go next to each other and that each main side will be connected to a service road.
Erbil is already looped by five ring roads: the 30m, 40m, 60m, 100m, and 120m. It is hoped that the project will to alleviate help the sprawling city’s congestion.
The entire ring project is expected to take three-and-a-half years to complete.