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Work on the two Seef flyovers is set to be complete to hit revised deadline

Work on the two Seef flyovers will be completed on schedule despite a three-month delay.

Work on the two Seef flyovers will be completed on schedule despite a three-month delay. Isam Abdullah Khalaf, assistant undersecretary for roads and sewerage, said that the Ministry of Works and Housing has revised the plans to meet the February 29 deadline. The work on the US $25.7 million project is in full swing although it is behind the original schedule.

“We are working with the contractors, Khalid Abdulrahim and WTC, according to the revised programme. The concreting of one of the three bridges of the Central Market flyover should be completed by the month-end, while concreting the second bridge will complete in June. The schedule for the third bridge is not finalised yet,” said Khalaf.

“The bridge piling at the Central Market roundabout is complete, along with 65% of extensions. One pier pile cap out of six has been cast and work on the others is progressing,” he added.

The removal of existing landscaping has started under the ministry’s orders and concrete slabs, pre cast and in situ have been laid during the period to protect existing services while clearance within Seef roundabout has also been completed.

“The road embankment placement of fill using excavated material is in progress and embankments are completed with the imported fill while the production and laying of pre cast concrete slabs together with in situ concrete slabs for Batelco cables, the water main and other associated services continue. We have received approval for protection work on the 1000 diametre and the ministry,” explained Khalaf.

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