Consultant appointed for ring-road extension

25 February 2003
Beirut-based Dar al-Handasah (Shair & Partners) has been appointed consultant for the fifth ring-road extension project. The firm will partner with the local Jassim Qabazzard Engineering Consultantsto draw up detailed designs (MEED 9:11:01; 16:2:01).

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.

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