Ashghal has opened the pedestrian bridge on the E-Ring Road, located between Al Thumama Intersection and the intersection of Al Matar Street with E-Ring Road, as part of completing the E-Ring Road and Najma Street Development Project.
"There is a continuous co-operation with the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) to construct a number of bridges in all parts of country with the aim to enhance traffic safety and ensure the safety of pedestrians," said Saoud al-Tamimi, senior engineer of Ashghal's Roads Projects Department.
The pedestrian bridge on the E-Ring Road will enable the area’s residents and visitors to cross this vital road and reach commercial establishments on either sides. This is in addition to facilitating access to the residents of the localities between Old Airport (Area 45) and Al Rawda “Thumama” (Area 47).
An interior view of the bridge
While complimenting Ashghal, Central Municipal Council (CMC) member Sheikha al-Jufairi also expressed happiness at the MoTC response to her request and its efforts in pushing for the construction of the bridge, which is beneficial for her constituents.
The new pedestrian bridge, which is 66m long and 4m wide is equipped with elevators on both sides which can accommodate a large number of users including those with special needs.The bridge is equipped with lighting, closed-circuit television system and a pedestrian counter.
Ashghal completed in July 2017 all the works of the E-Ring Road and Najma Street Development Project which included the development of around 3km of Najma Street and the development of around 3.3km of the E-Ring Road to increase the number of its lanes to four lanes in each direction. The project works also included the construction of three new signal-controlled intersections and a U-turn facility at the E-Ring Street junction with Al Matar Street, in addition to providing cyclist lanes, infrastructure utilities, and landscaping.
The opening of the E-Ring Road’s pedestrian bridge is part of Ashghal's efforts to provide a number of pedestrian bridges in various parts of the country, through expressways, main roads and local roads projects.
One of the most prominent pedestrian bridges implemented by Ashghal is the heavily used 80m long East Industrial Road’s pedestrian bridge.