The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has started the Roads and Infrastructure Project in West Semaisma (Package 1). The project is aimed at developing internal streets in the area and improving local traffic safety as well as upgrading the infrastructure facilities to help residents meet their needs and facilitate urban growth.
Located east of Al Khor Road in Semaisma area, the project is bordered by Semaisma West Street to the East and by Semaisma Road to the South. The upgrading works are divided into three geographical zones to be carried out in succession. The duration of each phase will be one year while full completion of the project is scheduled for the second quarter of 2023.
Engineer Hamad al-Badr
Engineer Hamad al-Badr, project engineer from Ashghal Roads Projects Department, stated that the project offers services for 539 residential plots in West of Semaisma through the provision of upgraded infrastructure services. “The development of local streets will improve the traffic flow and provide connectivity to future public facilities such as schools, mosques, commercial complexes and youth centres to be established in the area,” al-Badr said.
He added the project’s scope of works includes developing a road network with a total length of 20.5km equipped with road safety features and street lighting as well as road signs and marks. The project also features a 14.5km pedestrian and cycle track. Furthermore, the project scope includes a 19km-long foul sewer network, 36km of surface and groundwater drainage network and 7km of Treated Sewerage Effluent (TSE) network. Besides, new sewage pipelines will be provided and connected with Qatar’s main sewage network. Construction works will also include an emergency flood area with a total capacity of 263,000 cu m to provide proper protection for the entire area against flooding and excess rainfall.
The Roads and Infrastructure in West Semaisma is being implemented by Iris Construction, at a cost of approximately QR304.8mn and part of the New Subdivisions Programme carried out by the Public Works Authority and includes a number of development projects across Qatar.