The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MoTC) has finalised the conceptual designs of Street 33 extension in the Industrial Area and linking it with Al Majd Road.
This comes as part of developing a system of integrated planning for Qatar's road network, the MoTC said through a post on social media Tuesday.
The project pertains to the conceptual designs of "Street 33 extension in the Industrial Area and linking it with Al Majd Road through a divided highway with four lanes in each direction", according to the ministry.
The proposal includes three grade-separated interchanges, and one of them is a main interchange linking Street 33 with Al Majd Road.
The project "has been sent to the bodies concerned for developing in-detail designs and then going ahead with the execution according to their executive plans", the MoTC said in a tweet.
In August, the MoTC signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) for planning, studying, designing, maintaining and managing road projects. The MoU will upgrade the level of collaboration, joint efforts and constructive co-operation between the two sides with the aim of providing a safe, integrated transportation system in line with the best universal practices and standards within the tasks and competencies of the two parties, according to a report.
The MoTC and Ashghal aim to develop and manage mobility and transportation projects as an integrated network compatible with other modes of transportation in an efficient, economic, safe and environment-friendly fashion. The two sides aim to fulfil the needs of Qatar in mobility and transportation in line with the Second National Development Strategy (2018-2022) and Qatar National Vision 2030.
The MoU defines and explains the "roles, missions and responsibilities of the two sides based on Amiri decisions in such a way that avoids duplication and limits overlapping competencies by activating a joint working mechanism for planning, studying, designing, implementing, operating, maintaining and managing road projects in the country according to approved development plans, implementation priorities and by following up the implementation according to the set delivery timelines".
Additionally, there will be an activation of a joint working mechanism regarding the necessary strategies and plans for maintaining and managing road projects and networks as well as co-ordinating on the resolution of complaints from the public, doing the necessary maintenance works, developing and boosting co-operation to benefit from their capabilities in joint fields and stimulating sustainable economic and social development for Qatar.