In preparation for the start of the new academic year and the launch of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) on Wednesday announced the opening of the 1.5km-long Umm Al Jamajim Street in Murraikh to traffic.
The new street will result in easy access to Khalifa International Stadium where the international event will be held from September 27 to October 6, in addition to serving many schools and kindergartens in the area.
"The opening of Umm Al Jamajim Street will improve traffic movement for residents in Murraikh, Baaya, Luaib and Muheirja and between Al Furousiya Street and Al Waab Street," Ashghal's Highway Project Department manager engineer Bader Darwish explained in a statement.
The street which had only one lane in each direction has been developed into a two-lane road in each direction to accommodate about 8,000 vehicles per hour reducing traffic time to more than 60%.
In order to ensure traffic safety, a median has been built. Besides, services roads have been also set up on either side while pedestrian and cycle paths are being completed.
“Umm Al Jamajim Street will create better traffic connection for businesses and sport facilities including Aspire Zone," Darwish pointed out.
Umm Al -Jamajim Street is located in an area with many vital facilities such as Khalifa International Stadium, Aspire Zone, Villaggio Mall, Hyatt Plaza, and Equestrian Club as well as many educational institutions. Umm Al Jamajim Street serves the areas of Baaya, Maherja and Muraikh.
To complete the upgrading works of the surrounding areas, Ashghal has announced a closure of Al Baaya Street for 45 days from today. Motorists can make use of the parallel Al Kharrara Street.
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