The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced the commencement of Al Sadd Intersection upgrading works as part of the Road Improvement Works in Various Areas of Greater Doha - Phase 9.

The objectives are to expand the intersection, develop infrastructure utilities’ services and upgrade Al Sadd Street and Jawaan Street at a length of 3.2km, an Ashghal statement said.

Engineer Mooza al- Sowaidi, Ashghal’s Doha City Projects Section head, said that the project is implemented in a significant location with two of the most congested streets in the area - Al Sadd Street and Jawaan Street. “Both routes serve many service facilities, shops, commercial centres and educational and health institutions. These works are part of Ashghal's efforts to improve the existing services and utilities and upgrade the road network in Doha City to cope with the national economic development and social growth requirements in Qatar,” al-Sowaidi explained.

The project’s scope includes road developments at a total length of 3.2km, providing 6.4km of pedestrian footpaths and cycle paths, landscaping works and upgrading street lighting systems. It will improve infrastructure utilities in the area such as sewer network rehabilitation, upgrading the TSE network and surface water drainage network, and providing protection for the existing power lines and telecommunications cables. The project will also improve the signalised intersection to strengthen the traffic flow at Al Sadd Intersection.

JH Construction Company is implementing the project under the supervision of Gulf Engineering and Industrial Consultancy. Construction works are scheduled to be fully completed in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Traffic Diversion

In order to implement these roadworks, the number of lanes available on Al Sadd Intersection will be reduced for about 1.6km on Al Sadd Street in the section between Al-Amir Street and C Ring Road from Friday (August 21) until March 31, 2021.

The traffic change will be implemented in co-ordination with the General Directorate of Traffic.

For commuters on Jawaan Street heading towards Sport Intersection or Nasir Bin Sulaiman Al Suwaidi Intersection, one left-turn lane will be closed while the number of lanes will be reduced to four lanes (instead of five) for commuters on Al Sadd Street coming from Al-Amir Street as the through lane dedicated for vehicles going straight ahead will be closed.

Motorists on Al Sadd Street coming from C Ring Road will have the number of lanes reduced from six to four as the through lane and the left-turn lane will be closed.