December 29, 2016
Nearly 70% work is complete on the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah causeway, one of the largest infrastructure projects being constructed in the GCC at an estimated cost of $3 billion.
The project, being developed by Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Works (MPW), is expected is on track for opening in November 2018.
It is aimed at providing new strategic highway routes to facilitate planned development to the north of Kuwait City and comprises two discrete elements - the Main Link (which runs across Kuwait Bay between the capital and the Subiya area) and Doha Link, a news report said.
The total length of the main causeway is 36 km of which 27 km is a marine bridge structure - the Doha Link. It will span 12.4 km in each direction with three lanes and an emergency lane in each direction, across Sulaibikhat Bay between Shuwaikh Port in Kuwait City and Doha Peninsula.