* All roads in the Roads and Infrastructure Project in Doha Industrial Area, Package 3, opened

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has opened all roads within the Roads and Infrastructure Project in Doha Industrial Area, Package 3.
This, according to a press statement by the authority, comes as part of its commitment to implement its plan to provide a fully developed road network and full services for the national infrastructure network throughout Qatar.

The project works involved upgrading streets located between Street 33 to the north and G-Ring Road to the south, and from East Industrial Area Street (Hamad Port Road) to the east towards Al Kassarat Street to the west, covering a road network of about 40km.
In addition, infrastructure lines were upgraded to improve the quality of service. The total project area is approximately 4.57sqkm, including local streets, intersections and arterial roads, which are now open to traffic.

Mohamed al-Yafei
As part of the project, and in order to regulate local traffic and improve road safety, seven signallised junctions and 10 new roundabouts were constructed. These are in addition to 17 pedestrian crossing signals that were installed in the area. Besides, the project involved developing the lighting systems and increasing the number of local parking bays by providing an additional 4,200 car parking slots in the area.
Mohamed al-Yafei, project engineer in Ashghal’s Roads Projects Department’s Southern Areas Section, said the project facilitates local transportation and connectivity with main roads and expressways in order to cope with the country's economic development.

“Upgrading these roads and opening them to traffic had a significantly positive impact on traffic flow in the Industrial Area, which witnesses high traffic congestion. Ashghal has previously announced the completion of Packages 1, 2, 4 and 6, with the roads located in each package now open to traffic. These packages collectively serve 2,281 plots and provide 85km of roads,” he said.
Package 3 serves around 816 plots, including shops, factories, warehouses and workshops, and provides access links that serve these outlets and plots. A total 40km of roads were upgraded as part of the project, including 'collector' roads, such as Al Wakalat, Al Kassarat, Al Manajer and Al Binaa streets, arterial roads, such as Streets 37, 41, 47 and 52, and side streets. The scope also involved providing road safety elements, constructing 4,200 car parking bays, providing road signage and installing lighting systems with 1,573 lighting poles. New signallised intersections were constructed on Al Wakalat Street, Al Karajat Street, Al Manajer Street and Streets 52, 41 and 47.

The infrastructure works included security control systems of 49km, 13.5km of telecommunications lines, 11.5km of potable water lines, foul sewerage network lines of 52km, and groundwater, surface water and storm water drainage network lines of 47km, which were all constructed as part of this package. Some remaining works are currently under way on Street 35 in addition to miscellaneous works on sidewalks.
Ashghal said it relied on local products and manufacturers in carrying out most of the project works, with the local component comprising 70% of the total materials used. Local Qatari resources were used to procure items like drainage pipes, cables, inspection chambers, collection chambers, insulators, asphalt concrete, lighting poles and streetlights.