The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has started the QR314mn Package 3 of the Roads and Infrastructure Project in Al-Wajba East, it was announced Tuesday. The project area is located west of Umm Al-Dome Street, south of Dukhan Road and north of Rawdat Al-Naser Street.
The scope includes upgrading the network of internal streets, providing parking bays, constructing pedestrian and cycle paths, and developing drainage networks in order to
Engineer Fahad Muhammad al-Otaibi
address local residents’ needs and to serve urban growth in the future.
Engineer Fahad Muhammad al-Otaibi, head of Western Areas Section in the Roads Projects Department, said the package will serve 417 plots of the citizens’ sub-divisions once completed.
“It will provide an integrated road network with a total length of 23.5km, with the relevant traffic safety elements, including street lighting systems and poles, directional signs, and road marking. In addition, the project works will provide 2,280 parking bays to enhance the traffic flow and improve connectivity with public facilities in the area. Also, it will serve many educational facilities and commercial stores, as well as Al-Wajba Health Centre and local mosques,” he explained.
A total of 45km pedestrian and cycle paths will be set up to encourage a healthy lifestyle. In addition, 854 lighting poles will be installed. Al-Otaibi pointed out that with the completion of construction works, the project will develop a 14.1km long foul sewer network, a 23.1km long surface and groundwater drainage network, an 11.8km long treated sewage effluent (TSE) network and 2.6km of potable water pipes that will be extended and connected to the main drinking water network.
The project works have been divided into two geographical zones to be implemented successively. Each phase will take one year for completion. The whole project works are scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2023.
Local materials and manufacturers will be relied on in implementing most of the project works under Ashghal’s Ta’heel initiative launched in 2017. The local components are set to reach 85% of the total materials, including gabbro, lighting poles and luminaires, directional signs, foul sewer and rainwater drainage pipes, asphalt and prefabricated manholes, and concrete and reinforcement steel.
This project is carried out by Galfar Al Misnad Engineering and Contracting Company as part of Ashghal’s Local Areas Infrastructure Programme.