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Jahra Road Upgrade Project

  • OnGoing Project
  • Kuwait
  • Roads & Infra

The project is about upgrading of the existing Jahra road to expressway spanning a total length of 142 kilometers , in Kuwait. It will be developed in five phases: • Phase 1 involves upgrading Jahra Gate road to Airport Road. • Phase 2 involves upgrading the road from United Nations Roundabout to Hospital Road (Al Sabah Medical District). • Phase 3: Hospital Road to Al Ghazali Road. • Phase 4: Ghazali Road to Airport Road. • Phase 5: Al Ghazali Road Interchange. Elevated structures include: Total of 17.7 kilometers of mainline viaduct, including 7.3 kilometers of mainline Jahra Road, 2.4 kilometer link roads and 8 kilometers of ramps, and 6.2 kilometers of depressed road; setting up a fully utilized precast yard located in Doha area occupying a total surface area of 150,000 square meters for the purpose of fabricating a total of 8,395 concrete precast pre-stressed bridge segments; relocation and refurbishment of services and utilities such as: Water Lines 33 km, Sewage System 8 km, Electrical Power Cables 51 km, Telephone Network 12 km, Irrigation and Landscaping, Storm Water Drainage 3.5 km. This upgrade of existing at-grade Jahra road is one of the busiest places of Kuwait as educational institutions, hospitals, industrials, offices, and the most important port of Kuwait, the Port of Shuwaikh are situated in this area. Development strategy utilized for the raised structures is precast, post-tensioned segmental extension. These fragments are produced in a precast yard developed explicitly for the Jahra Road venture. Situated in the Doha zone in Kuwait, the precast yard covers an absolute surface of 150,000 square meters. The office obliges huge scale precasting strategies and gear, for example, extraordinary kind of molds, gantry cranes, steel manufacturing plant, stockpiling zone, clumping plant, restoring chambers and workplaces committed to the generation of precast fragments. Client has selected an US/local team of Engineers for the 12-month design consultancy contract on this scheme. Under the terms of contract, the firms will undertake design studies to upgrade the roads to expressway status and improve traffic capacity at a number of junctions. A tender for the main construction work is expected in the second quarter of 2006.

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