As part of its plan to improve the efficiency of the existing road network in Doha City, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has completed the main works of upgrading Wadi Al Ghadeeriyat Street at a total length of 1km.
This is in addition to the improvement of infrastructure utilities and construction of a 2.4km long service road for the Central Market Street to facilitate local access and regulate traffic flow around the Central Market in Bu Hamour Area.
The project comes as part of the Road Improvement Works for Junctions and Roundabouts in Various Areas of Greater Doha- Phase 5, according to a statement.
While announcing the completion, Monira al-Mohannadi, project engineer at Ashghal’s Roads Projects Department’s Doha City Section, said the project serves many educational establishments and institutions.
"The recently completed works have significantly helped facilitate traffic access in the area and regulate traffic flow. We also managed to reach the targeted traffic flow in the area, which is known for its high traffic density,” al-Mohannadi said.
In addition to upgrading Wadi Al Ghadeeriyat Street, the works included upgrading the street lighting system and the installation of new lighting poles. Local infrastructure utilities were also developed by constructing a 3km long surface water drainage network, a 2km long treated sewage effluent (TSE) network and providing protection for existing electricity lines, telecommunications cables and potable water networks.
Work is currently underway to complete landscaping on both sides of Wadi Al Ghadeeriyat Street and construct a 2km pedestrian and cycle paths.
The other works carried out simultaneously with the Central Market service road included the upgrading of a 2km long stormwater drainage network, a 1km-long TSE network, and protecting the existing power lines, telecommunications cables and potable water networks.
"In line with Ashghal's strategy to support local manufacturers and Qatari products and as part of ‘Ta'heel’ initiative which was launched by the authority in 2017, nearly 90% of the project materials were produced and manufactured locally by Qatari manufacturers," the Ashghal official said.
The local materials include lighting poles and luminaires, directional signs, surface water drainage pipes, asphalt, prefabricated manholes, concrete, interlock and reinforcement steel, she added.