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Posted On: 2 November 2020 07:30 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:22 pm

Ashghal announces partial closure on Ali Bin Abdullah Street for 6 months and the completion of other upgrading works

Vrinda Abilash
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The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announces a partial closure on Ali Bin Abdullah Street, between Al Mirqab Roundabout and Ali Bin Abdullah Intersection. One lane in each direction will be closed, while one lane will remain open, starting Thursday, 5 November 2020, for a duration of six months, in coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic, to enable expansion and upgrading works on Ali Bin Abdullah Street, within Doha Central Development and Beautification Project – Package Three.

The Public Works Authority will install road signs advising motorists of the closure. Ashghal requests all road users to abide by the speed limit, and follow the road signs to ensure their safety.

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) also announced the completion of upgrading works of roads leading to some sports and service facilities in Doha ( Qatar Sports Club and Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex), as part of the Road Improvement Works for Junctions and Roundabouts in Various Areas of Greater Doha (Phase 8). The project also involved the improvement of local infrastructure utilities and the construction of service roads, as part of Ashghal plan to improve the efficiency of the existing road network in Doha City.

Eng. Khaled Al-Quraishi, project engineer at the Western Areas Section in Ashghal Roads Projects Department, said: "The projects completed works involved the construction of 1.4 km of new roads and the development of a service road, as well as upgrading and widening the existing local roads around Qatar Sports Club by adding more lanes to them including Al Istiqlal Street which has been expanded and improved through the project. In addition, two new roads were constructed; the first one links Al Istiqlal Street with the backside entrances of the club until Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, while the second road connects Khalifa Street with Qatar Sports Club. Both routes will serve as two new entrances to the club along with the existing one on Al-Markhiya Street."

Eng. Al-Quraishi added that "the project works helped significantly in facilitating access to the club, not to mention the regulation of traffic inside and outside the club. Through this project, we managed to reach the targeted traffic flow in the area, particularly while organizing sports events at the club and the complex."

The project's scope of works involved the upgrading of the street lighting system and the installation of new lighting poles. Local infrastructure utilities were also rehabilitated and developed by constructing a 1-km-long surface water drainage network, and providing protection for the existing power lines, telecommunications cables and potable water networks, he continued.

Al-Quraishi pointed out that Roads Operation and Maintenance Department rehabilitated and repaired the asphalt layer of roads surrounding the back entrances of the club and the roads leading to Khalifa International Tennis and Squash complex, with a length of 300 meters, in order to enhance traffic safety. This is in addition to paving and marking those roads and the surrounding sidewalks aiming at streamlining traffic flow for the sports facilities visitors in this area.

Eng. Al-Quraishi also added: "In line with Ashghal strategy to support local manufacturers and Qatari products, and as part of Ta'heel initiative which was launched by the Authority in 2017, almost 90% of the project materials were produced and manufactured locally by Qatari manufacturers, and they were used to carry out most of the project works. These local materials include lighting poles and luminaires, directional signs, surface water drainage pipes, asphalt, prefabricated manholes, concrete, and reinforcement steel.

Source: QNA, Ashghal
Cover image credit: Ashghal