The Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry confirmed that 82% of the project has been completed, with the help of 900 workers, and that the opening of the first stage of the project has contributed to the reduction of traffic jams on the busy junction.
Roads Affairs Assistant Undersecretary Huda Abdulla Fakhro said in a statement that the ministry completed five million working hours on the project with zero worksite injuries since August 2015.
“The project contractors (Kuwait KCC and Nass Company of Bahrain) took all precautionary measures and applied safety standards during the period of implementation of the work in coordination and supervision of the engineers of the ministry.
The first phase of the project, which was opened on August 31st of this year, included linking Shaikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah Highway with King Hamad Highway going south. On the eastern and western routes, the flyover above Nuwaidrat intersection was also opened, to ensure smooth flow of traffic on one of the busiest roads in the Kingdom, with over 100,000 vehicles crossing it on a daily basis.
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