Minister of Public Works Jinan Ramadan has announced on Wednesday a KD1 per ton toll to be paid by trucks using Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway and Doha Link, which would take effect starting 16 July.
The Public Authority for Roads and Transportation (PART) has put regulations for truckers in a bid to assure the safety of the causeway and commuters, said Ramadan, also Minister of State for Housing Affairs, in a press release. He revealed that revenues expected will be allocated; in part, for the bridge’s maintenance and operation costs, as well as checkups and supervision.
According to the release, the weigh-in and toll collection processes would take place at stations set before the trucks enter the causeway, which would guarantee adequate traffic flow. The truck drivers choosing not to pay could use Road 80 then Road 801 to reach the northern area. The mega bridge cost approximately USD three billion, and it spans the Bay of Kuwait in two directions and comprises the Main Link, which connects Kuwait City with the future Silk City; and Doha Link, which connects Kuwait City with Doha and Kuwait Entertainment City.