Road had been closed since the 1980s

Baghdad governor announces reopening of Atomic Energy Road

BAGHDAD, October 28 — Baghdad Governor Mohammed Jabir Al-Atta announced the reopening of Atomic Energy Road in Al-Jisr on Saturday, after being closed since the early 1980s.

In a statement, Al-Atta said the road’s reopening came after works by the Ashur General Company for Construction, with support from relevant sectoral departments, represented by the local Departments of Water and Electricity.

The Atomic Energy Road extends for nine kilometers, starting from Al-Jisr, branching into two directions towards Madain district towards Salman Pak.

The project was completed ahead of schedule, with nine teams working near-r0und-the-clock shifts.

The project is part of a plan to alleviate traffic congestion and increase traffic flow in the capital, as directed by Prime Minister Mohammed Shiaa’ Al-Sudani, following a vote by the Cabinet last April.

Work on the Atomic Energy Road included construction of an additional entry lane from Al-Jisr, resurfacing of the old road, along with the rehabilitation of the sidewalk pavement, and installation of a steel fence to protect the Atomic Energy acility.

The Atomic Energy Road connects the entrance of Baghdad with Al-Kut and is expected to help alleviate congestion in the eastern areas of the capital.