The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has opened all streets within the Roads and Infrastructure Project in Doha Industrial Area (DIA) – Package 4. An Ashghal statement explained Sunday that the opening comes as part of its commitment to implement the plan to provide a well-developed road network and fully integrated services for infrastructure utilities.
Engineer Mohammed al-Yafei
Mohammed al-Yafei, Ashghal’s project engineer in the Southern Areas Section in Roads Projects Department, said the projects carried out in the Industrial Area assume importance due to the efficient role they will play in boosting the movement of people and goods while facilitating transportation and connectivity with main roads and expressways to cope with the economic development in Qatar.
“Ashghal earlier announced that Packages 1, 2, and 6 are completed and that roads in these packages were open to traffic. Collectively they serve about 2,000 plots and provide 76km of roads,” he said.
As part of Package 4 scope, upgrading works included infrastructure development in addition to developing main roads such as Al-Wakalat Street and Al-Karajat Street, along with other intersecting streets located in between, like Streets nos. 23, 25, 26, and 28. This comes as part of Ashghal’s commitment to improve traffic flow and ease congestion in the Industrial Area.
“The development works in this package serve 679 plots, including retail stores and workshops, as they provide access to shops and residential properties. As part of the scope, 9km of roads were upgraded, whilst providing road safety elements, constructing 849 car parks, and providing lighting systems and road signs, with 286 lighting poles being installed. Moreover, signalised intersections were constructed on Al-Wakalat Street, Al-Karajat Street, and Streets 15 and 23,” al-Yafei added.
He noted that the Roads and Infrastructure Project in Doha Industrial Area – Package 4 provided infrastructure utility lines, as the scope involved constructing a 16.3km groundwater and stormwater drainage network.
Engineer al-Yafei further explained that the remaining works within this package will include finishing off laying the final layers of asphalt, road markings work and connecting some electrical and other utility services’ cables to the side of the street.
Ashghal relied on local manufacturers and materials in most of the project's works, with the local component comprising 90% of the total materials used. Qatari resources will be used to supply items such as gabbro, lighting poles and lamps, road signs, foul sewer and stormwater pipes, concrete and precast manholes, in addition to concrete and reinforcing steel.