First Kuwait Ring Road

Improving access to downtown Kuwait City while reducing traffic congestion

Location

  • Kuwait City, Kuwait

Sector

Service

  • Highway and Road Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
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Client

  • Kuwait Ministry of Public Works

Project Value

  • Confidential

Project Status

  • Completed

Better Mobility in Kuwait City

The First Kuwait Ring Road project allows traffic flow to avoid the heavily congested Jahra Roundabout when accessing Kuwait City’s business district.

By using a network of new at-grade roads, depressed roads in troughs and tunnels, elevated roads and bridges, the first phase of the First Kuwait Ring Road project significantly improved access to downtown Kuwait City while reducing traffic congestion.

Length
7 km
Vehicular bridges
15
Pedestrian bridges
10

Closing the Loop

The First Ring Road significantly improves access to downtown Kuwait City while reducing traffic congestion. The southern section of the road has been in operation for a decade prior to the northern section’s construction. Once the northern section was completed, it will close the 9-mile (15-kilometer) loop and greatly streamline traffic flow in and around Kuwait City.