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
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.