Afghanistan Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Services Program(IRP) written in English, Dari and Pashto
Keshim-Faizabad Road, looking upstream on Kotcha River Schoolgirls at well pumping clean water Afghan workers building part of a bridge Asphalt being laid on an Afghan road A section of North West Kabul Power Plant Aerial view of the Kajakai Dam

OLD - Gardez to Khost Road
An asphalt roller paves a road through a crowded part of town.  All major road building activities are underway between Gardez and Khost.
All major road building activities are underway and two major camps at Gardez and Khost have been constructed.
Overview. The objective of this USAID-funded project is to build an all-weather paved asphalt road of approximately 101 kilometers beginning from the traffic circle in the city center of Gardez to the city of Khost. The project includes the replacement of one bridge, minor repairs to 18 bridges and 13 causeways, and the repair and reconstruction of hundreds of storm drains, irrigation culverts, cross drainage structures, low water crossings, stonemasonry retaining walls, guard walls and culvert headwalls.

The condition of the Gardez to Khost Road at the project start-up was a combination of unimproved roadway and partially graveled or paved surfaces. Overloaded trucks and an under-designed road have contributed to extensive damage over many years of constant use, with frequent flooding by spring run-off and localized rainstorms often making the road impassable.

The road follows a river canyon and is characterized by high embankments overlooking the route. Various small settlements are found at intervals along this road.

Upon completion, this road will be a natural extension of the 122-kilometer Kabul to Gardez Road, completed under the USAID-funded Rehabilitation and Economic Facilities Services (REFS) program. The project will provide a Western-standard road from Kabul into the heart of Khost Province near the Pakistan border.

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Map: Gardez to Khost Road

News:

Repairs to the Ghurki Khaley Bridge Made Just in Time

Emergency Repair Work at Gerdi Seri Keeps the Road Open

President Hamed Karzai and U.S. Ambassador William Wood Witness Contract Signing for Gardez-Khost Road Construction

IRP Conducts Bid Opening for Reconstruction of Gardez-Khost Road

Winter Maintenance along the Gardez-Khost Road Saves Lives and Supports Stability

Topographic Survey Generates Jobs for Afghans

Local Leaders Pledge Support for Construction of Gardez-Khost Road

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