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Posted On: 14 July 2020 10:12 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:22 pm

Ashghal opens Al Tarfa Intersection after completion of upgrading work

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announced the completion of main upgrading works on the intersection known as Al Tarfa Intersection and its infrastructure service utilities, in addition to the construction of new service roads. The recently completed intersection and roads are now open to traffic, as part of the Road Improvement Works in Various Areas of Greater Doha Project - Phase five.

On this occasion, Eng. Essa Sultan Al-Hillabi, the Project Engineer in the Roads Projects Department at ‘Ashghal’ highlighted the importance of Al Tarfa Intersection since the recently opened intersection and street provides direct link to Al Tarfa Street, Jeryan Nejaima Street as well as the street leading to Wadi Al Banat Area known as Leawaina Street which accommodate significant traffic volume. He pointed out that the intersection directly serves several important educational institutions such as Qatar University, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences.

He also stated that Al Tarfa Intersection provides a link to Jeryan Nejaima Area and Wadi Al Banat Area as well as facilitating access to Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium and Doha Golf Club.

Eng. Al-Hillabi also explained that the completion of the upgrading works on Al Tarfa Intersection has significantly enhanced the traffic flow and reduced the congestion in the area especially that the project aimed at improving the traffic flow and increasing the vehicular capacity.

Engineer Al-Hillabi indicated that in line with the Public Works Authority's support to local manufacturers and in line with Ta’heel initiative which was launched by the Authority in 2017, local materials and manufacturers were relied on for most of the project's work.

Materials and elements supplied from local manufacturers included sewage, surface water and rain water drainage pipes, in addition to lighting poles and luminaires. The local Qatari component used on the project has reached 80%.

Further to upgrading the intersection, a total 2.3 km of road works and the construction of new service roads, the project’s scope of works also included the installation of a new lighting system and the upgrade of infrastructure utility services. Infrastructure services’ enhancement works comprised the upgrade of the surface and storm water drainage and the TSE lines in addition to protecting electricity and telecommunications services’ lines and upgrading water lines. The road was also equipped by directional signs and road markings.

The Public Works Authority is working on finishing remaining interlock and landscaping works alongside the road which, once complete, will cover 12,700 square meters of green areas and include planting 103 trees. And to encourage a healthy lifestyle, the project will avail a 2 km pedestrian and cycle shared path alongside Jeryan Nejaima Street and Leawaina Street that will be linked to the existing shared path on Al Tarfa Street. Upgrade of Al Tarfa Intersection is part of a series of projects implemented by “Ashghal” in order to improve the road network across the country.