As part of its efforts to improve the road networks in Doha, Ashghal is currently implementing a project to develop the main streets in Al-Mirqab Al-Jadeed, Al-Sadd and Fareej Al-Nasr.
Works on 7km of streets are expected to enhance traffic flow and ease congestion throughout the areas.
Mohamed al-Khaldi, head of Doha City Section, Roads Projects Department at Ashghal, said the areas include many commercial, residential and health facilities as well as schools and other public buildings.
Al-Khaldi said the development of the streets would help to ease traffic congestion as well as to increase traffic safety and enhance streets capacity by increasing the number of lanes in some streets to two in each direction.
The project includes Al Nasr Street, Al Kinana Street and Mohammed Bin Al Qasim Street as well as other streets such as Zaid Al Khail Street, Al Basateen Street, Al Seyoul Street and Yasser Bin Ammar Street.
The project includes constructing five signal-controlled intersections. These are at the intersection of Al Kinana Street with Zaid Al Khail Street, Al Mirqab Al-Jadeed Street with the C-Ring Road, and Mohammed Bin Al Qasim Street with three streets; Al Kinana Street, Othman Bin Talha Street and Al Mirqab Al-Jadeed Street.
The project also includes provision for 1,550 car parking bays, street lighting, pedestrian crossings, road markings and directional signs to enhance road safety, the construction of 7km of pedestrian paths and installing street furniture in certain areas within the project.
Infrastructure services will also be developed, including upgrading of the storm water drainage system, foul sewer drainage network, constructing a new Treated Sewage Effluent networks to be used in irrigation, and protection of the existing electricity and telecommunications lines.
The QR123mn project, being implemented by Al Darwish Engineering company, is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
In order to reduce the impact of construction works on the areas' residents and visitors during the project construction period, Ashghal has studied and designed the implementation phases so as to complete the project in the shortest possible time.
All entrances to residential areas and commercial establishments will be kept open, and alternative roads will be provided when any closure or diversion is implemented. Ashghal will also install signboards on site to alert drivers during the construction period.
Ashghal has requested all road users to abide by the speed limits, and follow the road signs to ensure safety. This project is part of a series that Ashghal is implementing to improve the road network in the country.
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