Bidaa Roundabout to get upgrade

KUWAIT: This archive photo shows an artists’ rendition of the planned renovation of the Bidaa Roundabout. — KUNA

KUWAIT: This archive photo shows an artists’ rendition of the planned renovation of the Bidaa Roundabout. — KUNA

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) will spend KD 14 million to upgrade the Al-Bida’a Roundabout in a bid to ease traffic flow. It is unclear when construction will commence or the schedule for completion but the project includes widening of the Balajat and Taawon roads on the seaside and a grade level exchange.

The three lane Blajat and Taawon streets will be converted at the roundabout into a two-lane ground-level road and a two-lane flyover for both the north and southbound lanes to ease congestion. Al-Bidaa roundabout will continue to be open during the construction.

Mushrif Trading and Contracting (MTCC), a Kuwait Stock Exchange-listed company, has won the contract, the second it has won in the last few months. The contractor had previously outbid nine other bidders to win a KD 83 million deal for a 40km road serving Sabah Al-Ahmad, Mina Abdulla, and Al-Wafra areas. The tender is one of several projects in the MPW’s pipeline to upgrade and improve Kuwait’s overburdened road network.


This article was published on 02/02/2016