The Jamal Abdul Nasser Project (also known as RA 167) is one of the major infrastructure and road development projects taking place in the State of Kuwait and is part of the Ministry of Public Works strategic plans to enhance motorways and roads in the State of Kuwait. The Project will transform and upgrade the existing street into a motorway that adheres to international standards and will be standing for the next 100 years to accommodate 50 years of future traffic flow by providing a series of complex bridges and elevated highways along the length of the project and at intersections. The upgrade will therefore secure smoother and more efficient traffic flow as well as providing easier access to universities, hospitals and other main government buildings along Jamal Abdul Nasser Street. The Project also includes the diversion and upgrading of a number of utilities' networks including electrical and communications cabling, sewerage and storm water drainage.
The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) – Roads Engineering Department(Motorways)
Project Designer and Supervision Team
Rizzani De Eccher,SPA- Italy
Obrascon Huarte Lain, SA - Spain
TREVI, SPA- Italy
Boodai Construction- Kuwait
01 May 2011
28th October 2016
2008 days (66 months)
859,671,775 US Dollars
The project is located in the western region of Kuwait City (the Capital), extending from the Jahra Gate roundabout (aka Sheraton roundabout) to the eastside of Grenada area – North of the capital city.
What is the Jamal Abdul Nasser Development Project?
In addition to transforming the Jamal Abdul Nasser into a unified highway, the project also includes a number of utilities and drainage structures along the length of the project route which will require relocation, protection, and refurbishment.
Renovation works include:
- Relocation of water lines
- Preservation works and relocation of gas lines
- Relocation of Telephone services
- Rainwater drainage system
- Relocation of sewage system
- Relocation of Low Voltage (LV) & High Voltage (HV) cables
- Irrigation and project location works
The 242.4 million KD project will transform and upgrade the existing highway into a motorway that adheres to international standards and will be standing for the next 100 years to accommodate 50 years of future traffic flow. The highway acts as an important link in Kuwait City's existing and future western settlements. It also serves as an existing infrastructure for Kuwait University, PAAET in addition several major hospitals and the Ministry of Defense. The upgrade would provide easier access and more efficient traffic flow for all its users.
The project also includes a number of utilities and drainage structures along with series of complex bridge works and elevated high ways throughout the length of the project.
Elevated structures include:
- 4 level interchange on Ghazali road ( first in Kuwait)
- 7.2 km of elevated highway.
- 6 to 8 lanes wide elevated highway
- Depressed road with two roundabout bridges.
- 9 roundabouts
- 3 interchanges
- 8 pedestrian overpasses
- Phase 1: Airport road roundabout to First Ring Road (Al Salam Palace).
- Phase 2: Sabah Hospital road roundabout to Grenada toward Jahra City.
- Phase 3: Al-Razi Hospital interchange to Ghazali roundabout.
- Phase 4: Ghazali Roundabout to Airport road roundabout.
- Phase 5: Ghazali Interchange.