Louis Berger, in collaboration with Pace, is the project designer and consultant on the Jahra Road development project, which was awarded the American Concrete Institute-Kuwait Chapter Special Award for an Infrastructure Project. The project’s engineering, scale and complex location required an innovate approach to road development. One of the project’s most unique features is its viaduct construction methodology, a balanced cantilever technique which allows faster superstructure construction while maintaining a smooth flow of traffic.
The Jahra Road development project is one of the largest of its kind in the Middle East. Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Works contracted Louis Berger and Pace as part of its strategic plan to improve the country’s transport infrastructure. Louis Berger conducted topographic and soil investigations, analyzed existing and future traffic demand, and prepared cost estimates and construction schedules to ensure Jahra Road’s longevity. The team transformed the three-lane road into a dual expressway divided by a viaduct, which increases capacity, improves safety standards and reduces traffic congestion. The team also introduced grade-separated interchanges, underpasses, pedestrian bridges, utility diversions and drainage works.
The award was presented during the ACI-Kuwait Chapter’s annual awards banquet in Kuwait City. During this event, the chapter recognizes outstanding projects and individuals. The Special Award for an Infrastructure Project is accompanied by a Certificate of Excellence and plaque.