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Posted On: 10 March 2020 05:33 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:21 pm

Ashghal launches upgrading works on West Bay's streets

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced the launch of upgrading works on some streets in West Bay to improve them and increase their vehicular capacities along with alleviating the traffic in the area, especially during peak hours.

The project works include the establishment and development of eight signalized intersections on the streets surrounding Qatar Petroleum District to regulate traffic. In addition to the upgrade of water and electricity networks, the installation of lighting poles and the construction of pedestrian walkways.

The scope also comprises the expansion of 5 existing signalized intersections on Al Corniche Street and Majlis Al Taawon Street along with the construction of a new signalized intersection at Majlis Al Taawon Street, as well as the provision of pedestrian walkways and cycle paths along the street.

The project will be implemented in two parallel phases, the first includes the development of internal roads surrounding the QP District, while the second phase includes the development of Al Corniche Street, Majlis Al Taawon Street and a part of Omar Al Mokhtar Street. As well as the improvement of external roads leading to and from Qatar Petroleum District.

Head of Doha Section at the Roads Projects Department in Ashghal Engineer Mooza Al Sowaidi confirmed that as part of the Public Works Authoritys efforts to improve the existing service facilities and develop the road network in Doha in a way that responds to the economic and social growth requirements in the country, upgrading works on some streets in West Bay Area will enhance internal streets leading to and from Qatar Petroleum District (QP District).

In addition to external streets, which are connected to main arterial roads such as Al Corniche Street, Majlis Al Taawon Street and a part of Omar Al Mokhtar Street, Al Sowaidi added.

Eng. Al Sowaidi highlighted the importance of the project given its geographical location in the West Bay Area which is one of the most vital areas in Doha since it comprises the Diplomatic District and attracts many large international and local companies.

She then added that the project will contribute to facilitating access to the QP District, which is one of the largest real estate projects in the country and represents a hub for finance and business, she added.

It is worth mentioning that Ashghal has developed a plan to manage traffic during the implementation of traffic diversions to minimize the impact of construction and development works in the area on road users.

(Source: Ashghal)