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The project cost a total of US$1.2 billion (SAR3 billion). One of the major contractors of the project was Ballast Nedam, based in the Netherlands. The four-lane road is 25 km (16 mi) long and approximately 23 m (75 ft) wide, and was built using 350,000 m2 (3,800,000 sq ft) of concrete along with 47,000 metric tonnes of reinforced steel. The causeway is constructed in three segments starting from Saudi Arabia:
From Al-Aziziyyah , south of Khobar, to the Border Station
From the Border Station to Nasan Island in Bahrain
From Nasan island to the Al-Jasra, west of Manama, on the main island of Bahrain[2