Built to inform

Sign up for the daily newsletters

No, Thank you

Truck fees start today on Kuwait's Sheikh Jaber Causeway

A fee of $3.29 per ton will be levied on trucks driving through the bridge, with the revenue to be used for maintenance

Sheikh Jaber Causeway in Kuwait.
Sheikh Jaber Causeway in Kuwait.

Kuwait’s Public Authority for Roads and Transportation (Part) has started levying fees on trucks using Sheikh Jaber Bridge’s entrances at Shuwaikh and Subiya, with the amount pegged at $3.29 (KWD1) per ton of the truck’s total weight.

Truck drivers must comply with the compulsory route that guides the vehicle to the weighing station.

Fees may be paid through bank or prepaid cards, and cash payments will not be accepted.

Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Works and Minister of State for Housing, Dr Jinan Ramadan, said Part had set up controls to ensure the safety of the bridge.

He added that revenues from the truck levy would be used to cover part of the bridge’s maintenance and operation cost, as well as the funds required for periodic inspections and supervision.

The process of weighing and fee payment will be done before trucks board the bridge.

Truck drivers looking to avoid fee payment and seeking alternatives for Sheikh Jaber Bridge will have to use Road 80 and Route 801 to reach the northern region.

Most popular


Dubai's JW Marriott Marquis Hotel to host CW Awards 2019
15th edition of the CW Awards will be held at the five-star Dubai hotel to


Leaders UAE 2019: ALEC, CSCEC ME, Arada bosses on diversification
EXCLUSIVE: Kez Taylor, Sachin Kerur, Elie Mrad, and Grigoris Christofides share insights at Leaders UAE
Leaders UAE 2019: Dispute law updates can drive investments
EXCLUSIVE: Panel featuring HFW, Addleshaw Goddard, HKA, Al Tamimi & Co, and Pinsent Masons discusses

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 749
Sep 15, 2019