Jahra Road and Jamal Abdul Nasser Street

Managing the design and construction of one of the world's largest multi-level road projects

Jamal Abdul Nasser Street and Jahra Road are two major arteries running an approximate length of 21.1km through the downtown area and beyond of Kuwait City, the capital of Kuwait. The existing road infrastructure was unable to adequately accommodate the dense traffic, leading to major rush-hour congestion.

In order to upgrade the roads into major expressways, Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Works appointed Pace, to manage the design and construction of a road improvement project. The improvements made during these mega road projects have increased capacity, improved road safety standards, reduced traffic congestion and future proofed the roads for future traffic demands.

The caliber of this project is measured by its advanced and large-scaled structural propositions as it ranks as one of the largest multi-level road projects in the world. Attempting this in such a busy metropolis like Kuwait city, along with the fact that it is upgrading an existing busy road; required very particular methods of construction that do not impede or disrupt the traffic flow or perturb public environment dynamics.

The projects were awarded best ‘Global Programme Management’ award at the 2018 International Road Federation’s Global Road Achievement Awards.

Client: Ministry of Public Works  (MPW)

Completion Date: 2015

Cost: US$ 931.8 million

Components: Road, Study, Wastewater

Services: Study, Design and Construction Supervision

Associates: LBG Group