The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced the opening of the last phase of West Industrial Street, which stretches from Street 33 in the Industrial Area to G-Ring Road.
The opening is part of Ashghal’s efforts to develop roads and infrastructure within Doha Industrial Area (DIA), the authority has said in a statement
Ahmed al-Obaidly, head of the Southern Areas Projects Section at Ashghal’s Roads Projects Department, said the final phase of West Industrial Street’s development work was completed one month earlier than the planned opening date.
He noted that the authority had announced in December 2017 the opening of the first phase of the street, which extends from Salwa Road to Street 33.
With the completion of the last phase, West Industrial Street provides connectivity between north and south Doha, linking the north of Doha from Salwa Road to G-Ring Road that leads to Orbital Highway.
Ashghal's Ahmed al-Obaidly
An intersection on West Industrial Street
Al-Obaidly explained that West Industrial Street would also serve traffic heading to the New Industrial Area through Street 41, as well as facilitating access to more than 1,030 commercial plots and 400 residential plots in the Industrial Area.
The last phase of West Industrial Street included the construction of a 2.5km road with four lanes in each direction, taking the total length of the road developed under phases 1 and 2 to around 5.8km.
This was in addition to constructing a signal-controlled intersection at West Industrial Street’s intersection with Street 41, a roundabout at the street’s intersection with Street 47, and three pedestrian crossings with traffic lights. Some 110 parking spaces were also provided as part of the project, raising the total number of parking lots along West Industrial Street to 477.
As for the safety of road users, lighting poles, safety signs and road markings were installed along the street to ensure the safety of pedestrians and drivers.
The development of West Industrial Street is part of the first and second packages of the Roads and Infrastructure Development Project in Doha Industrial Area, implemented by Ashghal, which has been divided into seven packages.
Package 2 is 91% complete and roads within this package are planned to be opened to traffic by the fourth quarter of 2018, the statement notes.
Package 2 of the DIA project includes developing a total of 40km of main roads, collective roads and local roads, and provides many benefits for DIA’s residents and visitors, including parking bays, a signal-controlled intersection, pedestrian crossings with traffic lights and street lighting.
This package also includes infrastructure development works according to the highest standards, including the construction of a 46km-long storm water and ground water drainage networks, including gully connections to solve the rainwater accumulation problem, and the construction of a 25km-long foul sewer drainage network.
This project also diverted and protected existing electricity cables, treated sewage effluent lines, potable water lines and telecommunications networks. It also provided civil works for Intelligent Transportation Systems.