Traffic congestion problem in the Sabah Al-Salem has been a cause for worry for the concerned authorities and they say the only solution the problem is entrances and exits on the Sixth Ring Road, Fahaheel Road and Abdul Mohsen Al-Sabih Street, getting rid of all intersections, and developing Al-Massael Intersection.

Having said that, a local Arabic daily said a special budget is to be made available to expedite the implementation of these proposals. The meetings held with Public Authority for Roads and Land Transport (PART) with 6 agencies, including the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fisheries Resources, the Kuwait Municipality, the ministries of Interior, Finance, Works and Electricity, are looking at quick and sustainable solutions to the problem.

PART is looking at a 6-pronged solution to the problem expected to begin during the next phase such as:

1 – Studying the possibility of expanding a street in the area

2 – Organizing and unifying traffic directions within the region

3 – Creating entrances and exits to the east to serve the region

4 – Preparing a modern and comprehensive traffic study

5 – Creating parking lots equipped with transportation systems

6 – Coordination of land and road use proposals with the authority

The authority also recommended that sustainable solutions for the region take into account all land uses and the permitted construction ratios when the area reaches 100% occupancy, calling for consideration of the ability of the road and land transport network to absorb the expected traffic impacts before adopting proposals for construction and land use.

The authority urgently proposed the creation of an entrance and exit from Abdul Mohsen Al-Subaih Street, and another on the Sixth Ring Road, and the development of a roundabout and roads linking Muhammad Al-Tahous Street with the roads surrounding the Tamdeen Square building.

It was scheduled to work on constructing an entrance from Fahaheel Expressway to Sabah Al-Salem block 2, but it was found difficult to implement the proposal due to the difference in levels in addition to its non-conformity with the technical specifications, according to the authority’s statement.

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