The project, estimated to be worth KD 18 million ($60 million), will include:

an upgrade of the 3-kilometre-long section between Fahaheel expressway and Al-Taawin street – part of Abdul Kareem al-Khatabi street – into a motorway and modifications to existing intersections and roundabouts;

aredesign of the interchange on the crossing of the fifth ring-road and the Fahaheel expressway through replacing the existing traffic signals with free traffic ramps;

modifications to the existing interchange on the crossing of the fifth ring-road and the airport road by the construction of a cloverleaf structure; and

improvements to the design of the 4.5-kilometre-long access road to Kuwait International Airport from Farwaniyah.

Detailed designs are due to be completed by October. The project will be carried out on a fast-track basis and is due to be completed by mid-2005. The client is the Ministry of Public Works.