A new tunnel has been finalized in New Cairo to connect the north and south of Street 90, New Cairo’s main road, and will be operating by the end of this month, Invest-Gate reports.

Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Mostafa Madbouli has followed up the progress of construction works at the new tunnel early this morning. During the inspection tour, the minister says, “The tunnel will reduce traffic congestion on both axes in New Cairo and include rainfall drainage facilities.”

Egypt’s leading engineering, procurement, and construction contractor Orascom Construction has built the tunnel at a total cost of EGP 70 mn. The tunnel has three vehicle lanes to connect the south and north of the 90 Street axis, according to New Urban Communities Authority’s (NUCA) statement.

Madbouly has also urged the completion of another bridge, constructed by The Arab Contractors, Egypt’s construction and contracting company, to connect both the south and north of the street to the Mohamed Nagiub Axis.