$972m Kuwait road project completes piling tests

Jahra Road is one of longest elevated road projects in the world

Piling tests have been carried out successfully on the Jahra Road project in Kuwait.
Piling tests have been carried out successfully on the Jahra Road project in Kuwait.

Piling tests have been carried out successfully on the $971.864m Jahra Road project in western Kuwait, one of the longest elevated roads in the world.

“It is an 11km long elevated road, consisting of two divergent roads. It is a huge project,” Abdullah Al-Mansour, head of public relations, told the Kuwait Times.

“Work is making headway, and currently we are working on the pilings. We have also conducted studies on the lands on which the bridges will be constructed. Also, the piling tests that we conducted recently were successful,” said Al-Mansour.

The Jahra road development project is part of a strategic plan put forward by the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) to develop Kuwait’s motorway system. The project aims to transform the Jahra Road into a single highway.

The project also includes utilities and drainage structures along the length of the route, which will require relocation, protection and refurbishment.

Renovation works include relocation of water lines, sewage system, preservation work and removal of dead gas lines, low-voltage and high-voltage cables, telephone services, irrigation and a rainwater drainage system.

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