• Al-Ghouse road runs parallel to Fahaheel Expressway and King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz road
  • Tender closing dates for the three packages are in early August
  • Projects aim to address traffic congestion issues and travel time delays

Eight locally-based prequalified contractors are preparing to bid for three road projects being developed by Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Works (MPW).

The three packages aim to construct and rehabilitate the 30-kilometre Al-Ghouse road, which is part of the country’s primary road network hierarchy. It functions as a major collector road distributing local traffic and running parallel to major roads including the Fahaheel Expressway (route 30) and King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz road (route 40).

Extending from the 5th ring road to the 7th ring road, Al-Ghouse road crosses a dense residential area with several links and interchanges. It is a dual carriageway, which in its current state has no uniform number of lanes. It is an important artery that could carry traffic between the southern end of Kuwait City and the Al-Ahmadi Industrial Area.

The prequalified bidders for each of the three road work segments are:

The execution period for each package will be 36 months. The length of the road projects for packages one, two and three are estimated at 7km, 9km, and 10km, respectively.

The closing dates for the submission of bids are set for 2 August for package one and 9 August for packages two and three.

The scope for package one includes:

  • Construction of elevated U-turn above the 5th ring road
  • Construction of a new roundabout and upgrading of three existing roundabouts located in Bayan area
  • Erection of a flyover (3+3 lanes) along Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz road
  • Construction of two new roundabouts in Mishref area
  • Construction of a three-level interchange including an underpass along the 6th Ring Road at -1 level, a roundabout at ground level 0, and  3+3 lanes flyover at level +1 along Al-Ghouse road
  • Construction of a footbridge
  • Maintenance and upgrade of Al-Ghouse road from 5th ring road to 6th ring road
  • Protection and relocation of existing utilities, taking into consideration the new road design
  • Construction of new services

 The scope for package two includes:

  • Upgrade of existing signallised intersections into wide roundabouts
  • Construction of six flyovers (3+3 lanes) along Al-Ghouse road
  • Construction of seven footbridges
  • Upgrade and maintenance of Al-Ghouse road along sections located between intersections
  • Protection and relocation of existing utilities taking into consideration the new road design

The scope for package three includes:

  • Improvement and upgrade of six existing roundabouts along Al-Ghouse road
  • Construction of three flyovers (3+3 lanes) and upgrade of existing signalised junctions by wide roundabouts
  • Construction of three footbridges
  • Upgrade and maintenance of Al-Ghouse road
  • Protection and relocation of existing utilities taking into consideration the new road design
  • Construction of new services

These projects align with Kuwait’s renewed focus to upgrade its infrastructure and address growing traffic congestion issues and travel time delays, particularly in roads controlled by traffic signal installations.

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