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Posted On: 22 November 2020 01:15 pm

Ashghal starts converting Street 33 in Industrial Area into expressway

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The Public Works Authority Ashghal announces the start of Industrial Area Street 33 Upgrade Project, with a length of about 5 km, to convert it into a highway to provide free traffic flow from 33 East Interchange on East Industrial Street and the Industrial Area Road reaching West Industrial Street.

Street 33 will be expanded from three lanes in each direction to four lanes in each direction to accommodate about 16,000 vehicles per hour, in addition to two new interchanges of two levels that will be built to link Street 33 with each of Al Kassarat Street and West Industrial Street, respectively, instead of the two existing roundabouts.

With the completion of the project works by 2022, Street 33 will bring about a major improvement in traffic movement due to its strategic location in the heart of the Industrial Area, significantly saving the travel time without the need to use the local streets.

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Street 33 is integrated with the Industrial Area Road to connect the traffic coming from Doha towards the Industrial Area and a number of other vital streets such as the East Industrial Street, Al Kassarat Street and West Industrial Street to facilitate access to both Salwa Road on one side and G Ring Road on the other side.

Street 33 will also cause a great traffic flow between the north and south of the Industrial Area and the New Industrial Area through its direct connections with the main local streets such as Al Karajat Street, Al Manajer Street, Al Banaa Street and Al Taqa Street.

The old roundabout connecting Kassarat Street with Street 33 will be removed and a two-level intersection and traffic light will be constructed instead. The old roundabout that connects West Industrial Street with Street 33 will also be removed to establish a two-level intersection and a traffic light.

Industrial Area Street 33 Upgrade Project will also include the construction of new infrastructure for water, electricity, communications and treated water lines for green irrigating areas, as well as developing drainage network and rainwater drainage network.

For his part, Asst. Manager of Highway Projects Department Engineer Bader Darwish confirmed that the Public Works Authority Ashghal continues to work on providing an integrated road network that commensurate with Qatar National Vision 2030, indicating that the Industrial Area is among the priorities of Ashghal due to its strategic importance. He added that many of the roads that serve the Industrial Area, such as the Industrial Area Road, the G Ring Road, East Industrial Street, and West Industrial Street, were developed, in addition to the various local roads that aim to fully develop the Industrial Area.

He explained that Industrial Area Street 33 Upgrade Project is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2022 to serve many economic and industrial facilities in the area, as Street 33 is a major link between the east and west of the Industrial Area.


Source: Qatar News Agency

Cover image credit: Ashghal Qatar/Twitter