daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Highways & Autobahns

Highways & Autobahns All about automobility



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old September 15th, 2013, 09:59 PM   #21
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,572
Likes (Received): 19365

Al-Jahra Road upgrade

An article about the $ 927 million Al-Jahra Road upgrade.

http://www.constructionweekonline.co.../#.UjYC1D_m41I

It's visible in Google Earth, most of it appears to be a viaduct.
He added that Jahra road overhaul project will increase the number of lanes from two to up to 12 lanes on each side of the motorway.
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old August 8th, 2014, 11:28 PM   #22
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,572
Likes (Received): 19365

A 34 kilometer causeway is under construction across the Kuwait Bay.

__________________

my clinched highways / travel mapping • highway photography @ Flickr and Youtube

SRC_100 liked this post
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 17th, 2016, 04:38 PM   #23
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,572
Likes (Received): 19365

Jahra Road

The Jahra Road project is touted as the largest road project in Kuwait. It includes 18 kilometers of new freeway, of which over 7 kilometers is elevated through Kuwait City. The first 4 kilometers of elevated highway opened on 10 February 2016. Jahra Road is part of Route 80.





__________________

my clinched highways / travel mapping • highway photography @ Flickr and Youtube

8166UY, verreme, EasySeven liked this post
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 17th, 2016, 08:46 PM   #24
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,572
Likes (Received): 19365

Nasser Road

Nasser Road in Kuwait City also gets a 7+ kilometer elevated highway. It runs parallel to Jahra Road at a distance of only 1 kilometer, there is a link road between the two elevated highways. The Nasser Road Motorway also includes the first 4-level interchange in Kuwait.

website: http://www.nasserroad.com/

__________________

my clinched highways / travel mapping • highway photography @ Flickr and Youtube

Blackraven, Ryme Intrinseca liked this post
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 17th, 2016, 08:14 PM   #25
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,572
Likes (Received): 19365

Nasser Road

The new elevated highway over Jamal Abdul Nasser Road in Kuwait City is almost completed.





__________________

my clinched highways / travel mapping • highway photography @ Flickr and Youtube

8166UY liked this post
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2016, 09:56 PM   #26
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,572
Likes (Received): 19365

Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah Causeway

Kuwait's $3bn causeway on track for 2018 opening

Nearly 70 per cent of work has been completed on the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah causeway, one of the largest infrastructure projects being constructed in the GCC region with an estimated cost of $3 billion, and is on track for opening in November 2018.
Full report: http://www.tradearabia.com/news/CONS_318553.html

Largely unnoticed in the media, this is a 37 kilometer bridge connection across the Kuwait Bay. It consists of two main routes, a circa 28 kilometer bridge route to the north and a circa 7 kilometer side route to the west, which is called the 'Doha Link'. The longest bridge section is 13,855 meters long.

The main route across the Kuwait Bay is composed as follows:

Ghazali Transition: 447 m
Shuwaikh Port Bridge: 1.225 m
Shuwaikh Port Interchange: 1.440 m
Shuwaikh Bridge: 4.040 m
Bay Island South: 613 m
Approach Bridge South: 4.425 m
Main Bridge: 340 m
Approach Bridge North: 9.090 m
Bay Island North: 480 m
Subiyah Bridge: 7.920 m
Subiyah Embankment: 3.950 m
Subiyah Interchange: 2.170 m

ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 31st, 2016, 03:16 AM   #27
rakcancer
Registered User
 
rakcancer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: XYZ
Posts: 1,198
Likes (Received): 1170

As in last sentence of above article: this is going to be tourist attraction (?!) and it will help to develop norther region of Kuwait (which is basically desert now)... I wish other countries had so much petrol money to put in such a lavish and totally unnecessary projects...
__________________

Kanadzie liked this post
rakcancer no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 31st, 2016, 11:06 AM   #28
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,572
Likes (Received): 19365

It's pretty much a 'bridge to nowhere' for now. There is almost nothing in the northeast of Kuwait and other developments are not really booming compared to the UAE or Qatar.

They built the large Khiran Resort in the south of Kuwait, it opened in 1987 but development has been very slow, satellite imagery shows only limited development over the past 10 years. I doubt how a large new development in north Kuwait would surpass that.

There already is a motorway around the Kuwait Bay. The bridge will cut the distance, but not by a huge amount.
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 13th, 2017, 10:42 PM   #29
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,572
Likes (Received): 19365

The first bridge segments of the Kuwait Bay Bridge became visible on this October 2016 imagery in Google Earth. It's on the north side of the bay.

__________________

my clinched highways / travel mapping • highway photography @ Flickr and Youtube

8166UY liked this post
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 5th, 2017, 07:49 PM   #30
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,572
Likes (Received): 19365

This May 2017 imagery shows the progress on the two new bridge crossings of the Kuwait Bay:



ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
kuwait

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium