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Jahra Road Development Project Announces New Detour Opens Saturday

Jahra Road Development Project Announces New Detour Opens Saturday

In preparations to start construction of bridges and re-location of utilities

Kuwait, August 9, 2011 – The supervising authority in charge of the Jahra Road Development Project today announced the fourth detour located on the Jahra road to open on Saturday morning. The altered path begins at the Jahra road intersection with Jahra road and extends forward to the Ministry of Social Affairs (before the United Nations Roundabout).

Eng. Abdullatif Shamsah, Project Manager said: “On 22nd of October 2011, the Jahra Road Development Project will be commencing its new 2500 meter long traffic detour located in Jahra road side which is directed towards the United Nations roundabout. The detour’s path begins at the Jahith–Jahra road intersection, then passes through the Sabah hospitals area and ends by the Ministry of Social Affairs (before the United Nations Roundabout).

This detour is one of several detours that are being developed in this location for the purpose of creating more space for piling and road improvement works, before they can begin the erection of bridges.

Commenting on the main objectives of the detour, Eng. Shamsah stated: “The main objective is to re-route the traffic in this area, while maintaining ease of traffic flow in order to commence the construction of bridges and the re-location of all utilities currently available for this road” he added.

Eng. Abdullatif also said: “We have acquired all approvals needed from both the Ministry of Health and traffic authorities regarding the relocation of the road path upon the ministry’s yard guaranteeing no disruption for its hospital’s exits and entrances or any impediments opposing its ambulance and patient’s cars.

In a message to Jahra Road users, Engineer Alfred Lotfy, Project Safety Consultant said: “We would like to extend our apologies for any inconvenience this detour may cause however; we call on all drivers to abide by all traffic guidelines and use caution while driving within the construction area. Drivers must adhere to speed limits clearly designated throughout the detours for their safety and for the safety of others and those workers working on the project.”