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Please use this thread to discuss and post pics about new general
road works (improvements) throughout the country. - Beirut!


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Some Pics I took Today (Sin EL Fil - Hayek area)





 

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WOW!! Amazing! I was in Lebanon 4 years ago and I do not remember those being there, they used to have the dreaded "ront-points" which were a nightmare to go through!
When did they build these and where exactly do they connect to/from? I am thinking near the Saloumeh area (?) but I am not sure...
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^^ yeah it's new (about 2 or 3 months i guess) it links between Baabda/Herch Tebet/Sin Elfil/Dora(these are the areas i know ).and yeah, it's near Saloume .
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what are Syrian Vendors ^^ ?

i hope they fix the highway that runs though Jounieh thats one messy highway
 

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I posted this in another thread but now should go here.

Construction to start on highway project.
Source: MEED Middle East Economic Digest

Publication Date: 04/27/2007


Work is set to start on the estimated Eur 120 million ($163 million), 65.5-kilometre-long highway from Beirut to Masnaa, on the eastern border with Syria.

Turkey's STFA has the construction contract for the 10.5-kilometre Taanayel to Masnaa section. The local Khatib & Alami is the construction supervision consultant. The European Investment Bank is providing funding, and construction is expected to take two years.

The client for the highway, the Council for Development & Reconstruction (CDR), is evaluating bids from seven contractors for the package covering the 15-kilometre section from Mdeirej to Taanayel. The bidders include the local Karagulla with Saudi Arabia's Al-Jazeera Construction. The local Team International is the construction supervision consultant. The Saudi Fund for Development is funding the package and construction is expected to take two-and-a-half years (MEED 9:12:05).

The July-August 2006 war between Hizbollah and Tel Aviv, and the subsequent reconstruction process, has given a boost to highway development projects. "From a construction point of view, by the end of last year we were getting a lot of interest in other projects from aid agencies, with other sections of the pan-Arab highway under preparation," says a CDR source.
 

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I posted this in another thread but now should go here.

Construction to start on highway project.
Source: MEED Middle East Economic Digest

Publication Date: 04/27/2007


Work is set to start on the estimated Eur 120 million ($163 million), 65.5-kilometre-long highway from Beirut to Masnaa, on the eastern border with Syria.

Turkey's STFA has the construction contract for the 10.5-kilometre Taanayel to Masnaa section. The local Khatib & Alami is the construction supervision consultant. The European Investment Bank is providing funding, and construction is expected to take two years.

The client for the highway, the Council for Development & Reconstruction (CDR), is evaluating bids from seven contractors for the package covering the 15-kilometre section from Mdeirej to Taanayel. The bidders include the local Karagulla with Saudi Arabia's Al-Jazeera Construction. The local Team International is the construction supervision consultant. The Saudi Fund for Development is funding the package and construction is expected to take two-and-a-half years (MEED 9:12:05).

The July-August 2006 war between Hizbollah and Tel Aviv, and the subsequent reconstruction process, has given a boost to highway development projects. "From a construction point of view, by the end of last year we were getting a lot of interest in other projects from aid agencies, with other sections of the pan-Arab highway under preparation," says a CDR source.
So does this include the reconstruction of the Mdeirej bridge as well? I ahve tried to do searches online but I haven't seen anything on its reconstruction.
 

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^^,no,mdeirej will take some time b4 it's reopened,it's the highest in lebanon and the middle east.work started on it,but reopeneing it not b4 2009.
 

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Yes the bridge is not part of this..(separate project)....This is not a reconstruction these are new roads..They were going to do it all at the same time but found it way too expensive and difficult to finance..so they broke it up into packages..Ill try and find information..
 

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Israel hit this Baabda road last summer , i heard that the municipality is still removing the second unexploded rocket , does anyone have some news about it ?



 

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Infrastructure routière - Un « Projet de développement du transport urbain » lancé par le CDR
Ponts, tunnels et élargissement des voies publiques dans 19 secteurs du Grand Beyrouth
L'article de May MAKAREM




Le pays traverse la crise politique et institutionnelle la plus grave, sans doute, de son histoire contemporaine. Le marasme économique est quasi généralisé, la machine étatique fonctionne au ralenti et le malaise à différents échelons se fait sentir de manière pesante. Mais en dépit d’une telle conjoncture, et contre vents et marées, le Grand Beyrouth et ses banlieues sont transformés en un vaste chantier lancé par le gouvernement afin de construire et de développer une importante infrastructure routière visant à dégager les principaux axes de circulation à l’intérieur comme dans le périmètre de la capitale. Pleins feux sur cet important chantier qui, pour l’heure, incommode certes la population, en raison des encombrements qu’il suscite, mais qui montre que, malgré tout, le gouvernement planche concrètement sur le lourd dossier du développement.
À Dora, à titre d’exemple, c’est un pont en béton armé qui a remplacé le vieux pont métallique. Le nouvel ouvrage dispose d’une portée centrale de 500 mètres et comprend trois voies. Pour compléter ce réseau routier, un second pont jumeau est en cours de construction. Il devrait être ouvert au trafic en juin 2008, mettant fin aux importants bouchons à l’entrée nord de la capitale. L’opération, dont le coût s’élève à dix millions et demi de dollars américains, englobe des travaux de renforcement de la chaussée et d’installation des conduites d’eau et d’électricité. Une autre enveloppe de 9,8 millions de dollars a été débloquée pour deux autres ponts jumeaux à Antélias. De 400 mètres de long chacun, leur construction devrait être achevée en août 2008. Ces travaux sont exécutés dans le cadre du « Projet de développement du transport urbain », lancé en 2006 par le Conseil du développement et de la reconstruction (CDR) et dirigé par M. Élie Hélou.
Le projet en question vise à optimiser les capacités de l’infrastructure routière et à augmenter la sécurité du trafic, notamment à travers les aménagements des entrées est, nord et sud de Beyrouth, de même qu’il vise à réhabiliter les grands axes et à organiser la circulation dans les différents secteurs de la capitale où des travaux ont déjà été entamés.
Financé à hauteur de 165 millions de dollars américains par la Banque mondiale, le Fonds arabe de développement économique et social (Fades), le Fonds d’Abou Dhabi et l’État libanais, le « Projet de développement du transport urbain » comprend plusieurs volets : la réhabilitation des voies à grande circulation, l’asphaltage, le marquage routier, l’organisation du stationnement en bordure de route avec l’installation de 730 parcmètres dans les zones commerciales, de 222 feux de signalisation et d’un système vidéo de surveillance dans les couloirs menant à la capitale. Le plan prévoit également la formation des agents de la circulation, leur équipement et une campagne de sensibilisation à l’adresse de la population. Une instance de gestion, relevant directement du ministère de l’Intérieur, avec aux commandes Farjallah Srour, sera créée. Un siège pour cette instance sera construit corniche du Fleuve.

Embellissement de la façade maritime
Pour juguler les engorgements dus au volume de circulation très élevé, le « Projet de développement du transport urbain » englobe donc l’élargissement des voies publiques et la construction de nouveaux ouvrages dans 19 secteurs du Grand Beyrouth. Après le rond-point Hayek qui s’est vu doté d’un pont supérieur en forme de Y, permettant l’accès à différents itinéraires, un tunnel est en cours d’aménagement à l’intersection du Musée-Palais de justice (Adlieh). Il sera achevé en mars prochain.
Côté sud-est, le CDR entreprend de percer un tunnel reliant l’aéroport à Chiyah. Cette galerie souterraine remplacera le pont qui a été démoli par les bombardements israéliens en juillet-août derniers.
De même, d’importants travaux, visant à augmenter les capacités des voies de communication, sont effectués sur l’axe Bchémoun-Aramoun qui a connu ces dernières années de sensibles changements démographiques et économiques.
D’autres secteurs, comme Tayyouneh, Sami Solh, Sodeco, Béchara el-Khoury-avenue de l’Indépendance, l’axe Chiyah-Mar Mikhaël ainsi que Barbir-Mazraa, sont ciblés. Les travaux sont confiés à des sociétés répondant aux critères de qualification imposés par la Banque mondiale.
En 2008, Jal el-Dib, Zalka-Bauchrieh, Nahr el-Mott, ainsi que les corridors est de la capitale, Mkallès, Dékouaneh et Galerie Semaan seront soumis à leur tour aux bistouris des entrepreneurs.
Par ailleurs, une enveloppe de 11 millions de dollars a été débloquée pour l’« embellissement » de la façade maritime de la capitale. L’opération, qui englobe aussi des travaux d’infrastructure portant principalement sur les réseaux d’assainissement et de distribution d’eau, est menée sur la corniche allant de Ramlet el-Baïda à l’hôtel Vendôme. Sur six kilomètres, balustrades, bancs, dallage des trottoirs, éclairage et plantation d’arbres signeront le décor.:banana:
Selon M. Talal Farhat, responsable du projet au CDR, 23 millions de dollars ont été assurés pour entreprendre des interventions similaires dans les rues du Liban, Gouraud, Pasteur, Arz, Furn el-Hayek, secteur Mar Mitr-La Sagesse et avenue Charles Hélou.
De même, 30 autres millions sont réservés aux travaux qui seront prochainement effectués à Mar Élias, Bourj Abi Haïdar et Mazraa, où le pont de Barbir, devenu vétuste, sera démonté et remplacé par un tunnel.
Entre-temps, coincée dans des bouchons, la population devra endurer des calvaires car chaque projet nécessitera un an et demi à deux ans pour être parachevé, indique M. Élie Hélou, expliquant que « les travaux se déroulent dans des zones à forte densité urbaine et il est donc impossible d’interrompre totalement le trafic pour les entreprendre. Nous effectuons le travail par tronçons, permettant ainsi à la circulation de rouler dans un sens pour qu’on puisse travailler dans l’autre, et lorsqu’il est possible nous traçons des déviations », précise-t-il, ajoutant que « l’opération exige du temps et de la patience ».

source: L'orient le jour
http://www.lorient-lejour.com.lb/page.aspx?page=article&id=348777

Now this answers all our questions about the corniche!!! GO LEBANON!!!!:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:
 

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Excuse me for my poor translation: Feel free to correct and clear things up!

Lebanon is currently passing through political, economic, and institutional turbulence, arguably one of the worst in current Lebanese contemporary history.But in spite of such an economic situation, and against winds and tides, Greater Beirut and its suburbs are to be transformed into a vast building site launched by the government in order to build and to develop an important road infrastructure aiming at releasing the principal axes of circulation inside as in the perimeter of the capital. This project fully takes into consideration the obstructions that it will cause, mainly to ordinary civilians. But, despite this, the government persitsts on continuing this development. In Dora, for example, an armed concrete bridge will be replaced with the old metal bridge (I'm assuming this is the Dora overpass?) The new work has a central range of 500 meters and includes/understands three factors: To supplement this road network, a second twin bridge is in the course of construction. It should be opened more or less in June 2008, putting an end to the important stoppers at the northern entry of the capital. The operation's cost which is to be at ten million and half of American dollars, includes work of pavement strengthening and installation of the electricity and water pipelines. Another envelope of 9,8 million dollars was freed for two other twin bridges with Antélias. Of 400 meters length each one, their construction should be completed in August 2008. This work is carried out within the framework of the “Project of development of the urban transport”, launched in 2006 by the Council of the development and the rebuilding (CDR) which is to be directed by Mr. Élie Hélou. The project in question aims at optimizing the capacities of the road infrastructure and at increasing the safety of the traffic, in particular through installations of the entries is, northern and south of Beirut, just as it aims rehabilitating the large axes and at organizing circulation in the various sectors of the capital where work has already started. Financed with height of 165 million American dollars by the World Bank, the Funds Arab of economic and social development (Insipid), the Funds of Abou Dhabi and the Lebanese State, the “Project of development of the urban transport” comprises several aspects: the rehabilitation of the ways with great circulation, asphalting, road marking, the organization of the parking in edge of road with the installation of 730 parking meters in the commercial zones, of 222 and video system traffic lights of monitoring in the corridors leading to the capital. The plan also envisages the formation of traffic, the their equipment policemen and public awareness campaign to the address of the population. An authority of management, raising directly from the ministry for the Interior, with orders from Farjallah Srour, will be created. A seat for this authority will be built at the corniche of the River.

Embellishment of the maritime frontage
To suppress cloggings due to the very high volume of circulation, the “Project of development of the urban transport” thus includes the widening of the public highways and the construction of new works in 19 sectors of Greater Beirut. After the Hayek roundabout which was seen equipped with a higher bridge in form of Y, giving access to various routes, a tunnel is in the course of installation with the intersection of the Museum-Palate of justice (Adlieh). It will be completed next March. In the South-eastern side, CDR is in the process of constructing a tunnel connecting the airport to Chiyah. This underground gallery will replace the bridge which was demolished by the Israeli bombardments in July-August of last year. In the same way in aiming at increasing the capacities of the transportation routes, work is being carried out on the axis Bchémoun-Aramoun which, in these last few years seen sensitive demographic and economic changes. Other sectors, like Tayyouneh, Sami Solh, Sodeco, Béchara el-Khoury-avenue of Independence, the axis Chiyah-Mar Mikhaël like Barbir-Mazraa, are targeted. Work is entrusted to companies answering the criteria of qualification imposed by the World Bank. In 2008, Jal el-Dib, Zalka-Bauchrieh, Nahr el-Mott, as well as the corridors leading to the capital: Mkallès, Dékouaneh and Galerie Semaan will be subjected in their turn with the lancets of the contractors. In addition, an envelope of 11 million dollars was freed for the “embellishment” of the maritime frontage of the capital. The operation, which also includes the revitalization of infrastructure relating mainly to the networks of cleansing and distribution of water, is carried out on the corniche stretching from Ramlet el-Baïda to the Vendôme hotel. Throughout these six kilometers, balustrades, benches, pavement of the pavements, lighting and plantation of trees will be implemented to beautify the area. According to Mr. Talal Farhat, person in charge for the project in CDR, 23 million dollars were ensured to undertake similar interventions in the streets of Lebanon, Gouraud, Pasteur, Arz, Furn el-Hayek, sector Mar Mitr, etc . In the same way, 30 million dollers is reserved for work which will be carried out soon at Mar Élias, Bourj Abi Haïdar and Mazraa, where the bridge of Barbir, being in a state of decay, will be dismounted and replaced by a tunnel. Meanwhile, wedged in stoppers, the population will have to endure martyrdoms because each project will require one year and half to two years to be completed, indicates Mr. Élie Hélou, explaining why “work proceeds in zones with strong urban density and it is thus impossible to completely stop the traffic to undertake them. We carry out work section by section, thus allowing circulation to roll in a direction so that one can work in the other, and when it is possible we trace deviations” adding that “the operation requires time and patience”.
 
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