Bridge will shorten traveling times between Kuwait City and the Subiyah area to 30 minutes
A senior Kuwaiti official has described the soon-to-be-finished 37.5km Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah Causeway (SJSC) as a landmark project of the 2035 New Kuwait vision programme.
Construction work on the 37.5km Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah Causeway (SJSC) is nearly complete. The $2.62bn bridge will connect Kuwait City to the Subiyah area.
The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway Project (SJSC) is one of the world’s longest and most gigantic high-speed bridges, Osama Al Otaibi, the chairman of the Municipal Council said in a statement.
“It includes a 7km long bridge and the Doha Link, which spans across Sulaibikhat Bay from Shuwaikh Port in Kuwait City to Doha Peninsula, with a total length of 12.4km. The mega transport project is one of the landmarks in His Highness the Amir’s 2035 New Kuwait vision. It will cut short the distance between the Capital City and Subiyah area and remarkably ease traffic between the northern and southern parts of the country over the coming three decades,” Al Otaibi said.
SJSC is being built by Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Hyundai E&C) after it won the project contract in November 2013. The Korean group is working with the Combined Group.
Once open, the bridge will be the fourth longest in the world and will shorten the distance between Kuwait City and the Subiyah area from 104km to 37.5km. The journey for motorists is expected to shrink from 90 minutes to 30 minutes.
“The world’s fourth longest bridge, Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Causeway follows the latest standards of construction. The project envisages launching two industrial islands, one near Kuwait City and another near Subiyah with total area of 300,000sqm each,” said engineer Soha Ashkenani, acting director-general of the Public Authority for Roads and Transportation.
Ashkenani also explained that the project starts from the intersection of Jamal Abdul-Nasser St. and Al-Ghazali Highway to the New Subiyah area at the northern side of the Kuwait Bay, with a view to easing jams in a key area of the country.