Travel time between Jeddah and Makkah will be reduced to 35 minutes from 1 hour 43 minutes with the opening of a new 72-kilometer highway, which is currently in its final stages.Taking to X, Roads General Authority (RGA) recently announced the start of the final phase of Jeddah-Makkah direct road, noting that more than 70 percent of the project has been completed.

The infographic shared by authority showed that 92 percent of the road’s first phase, spanning 7 km, was completed, followed by 93 percent in the second phase and 100 percent in the third phase.