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MPW announces detour and closure on Al-Ghazali Road – Ministry requests drivers to comply with traffic safety rules

KUWAIT CITY, March 3: The Ministry of Public Works announced today the permanent closure of the current ramp connecting Jahra Road to the Al- Ghazali bridge. An at-grade detour will be made available early morning this Saturday 5th March, and users of this road will be able to access Al-Ghazali through the ramp on the intersection with AbdulAziz Al-Musaeed Road (Canada Dry Street). This closure is of particular importance as it allows for the Jahra Road Development Project to continue works on Al-Ghazali.

The detour was opened in coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic. Following the site inspection and ensuring the necessary traffic safety conditions were met, permits for the opening of the detour were issued.

The Ministry of Public Works requests all drivers to comply with traffic safety rules and follow the designated detour speed limits, to ensure minimum disruption, and maximum safety, during the construction work. This mega project involves the construction of 17.7 kms of viaducts (7.3 kms of mainline Jahra Road, 2.4 kms of bridges on linked roads and 8.0 kms of ramps), including a trough at the 2nd Ring Road intersection, and 10 pedestrian bridges.

The at-grade road works include 3.4 kms of mainline Jahra Road, connecting roads and 15 kms of service roads. The Jahra Road project also includes major utility relocation and works, such as 3.5 km of storm water box culverts, 33 kms of water lines, 8.0 kms of sanitary sewer, 51 kms of electric cables, and 12 kms of communication ducts.

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