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Tanker blast site to be redesigned

JEDDAH: The Transport Ministry said yesterday that it would redesign the road system at the junction of Khurais Road with Sheikh Jaber Road after demolishing the bridge damaged by a gas tanker explosion last Thursday.
The ministry said its experts had found it unfeasible to repair the bridge. The decision was taken following an inspection tour of Transport Minister Dr. Jabara Al-Seraisry.
“The minister has instructed officials and engineers at the ministry to find quick ways to ease traffic on the road which is an important artery in Riyadh,” an official statement said.
The ministry has deployed 70 engineers and workers with 35 pieces of equipment to make a detour for vehicles coming through Khurais Road to Sheikh Jaber Road from the west as well as to expand Khurais road.
An alternative 1-km road will be constructed, parallel to Khurais Road, for the passage of vehicles going to Dammam side.

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