Kuwait's $927.8m road projects on track
Kuwait's Minister of Public Works and Minister of Electricity and Water Abdulaziz Al-Ibrahim has described the $927.8m Jahra and Jamal Abdul Nasser road projects as two of the major infrastructure and road projects in the Middle East region.
"I believe these two projects will change the makeup of the traffic map in the State of Kuwait," Al-Ibrahim told reporters on the sidelines of an inspection tour to the two projects.
He added that Jahra road overhaul project will increase the number of lanes from two to up to 12 lanes on each side of the motorway.
"The road is designed to secure smoother and efficient traffic flow for the coming 25 years," he said.
The project is located in the western region of Kuwait, which extends from the Jahra Gate (Jahra Gate Roundabout - Sheraton) to the United Nations Roundabout.
"The work is in full swing," Al-Ibrahim stressed, expecting the project will be completed as scheduled on September 2015.
He noted that the Jahra Road Development Project comprises five phases: Phase one from Jahra Road to Airport Road; Phase two, from United Nations Roundabout to Hospital Road (Al Sabbah Medical District); Phase three, from Hospital Road to Al Ghazali Road; Phase four from Ghazali Road to Airport Road; and Phase five, Al Ghazali Road Interchange.
"Similarly, Jamal Abdul Nasser Road Development Project is one of Kuwait's major development projects," he said, adding that the project is meant to enhance the motorway system in Kuwait.
The Louis Berger- Pace joint venture is currently providing design, construction supervision and construction management services for the project. Louis Berger completed the design in 2009 and construction started in September 2010.
At the time, the project was considered the biggest infrastructure project ever tendered by the ministry and one of the biggest viaducts in the Middle East.