The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has carried out road maintenance works in different parts of the city and its suburbs, most of them in the Industrial Area.
Among the roads undergoing maintenance are Wukhair-Mesaimeer Road, Women’s University Street and Ras Laffan Roundabout. The works will continue until new projects are tendered for construction of new roads in these areas.
Engineer Ahmed Rashid Kubaisi, acting head of road maintenance at Ashghal, said the maintenance works included replacing the existing asphalt with new asphalt layers.
Ashghal currently oversees the maintenance of several major roads, including Mecca Street and Maha Street in Lukhta, the State Streets, Ras Laffan roundabout, Busthan Street and Garaffa Street. The Women’s University Street is now open after maintenance. Work on all these streets was carried out under the four road maintenance projects of the department for the budget year 2009.
The Road Operation and Maintenance Department at Ashghal is responsible for the maintenance of all roads with a width of 24 metres or more. Roads with a width of less than 24 metres are maintained by the respective municipalities.
Meanwhile, the Shamal Road Committee, headed by Colonel Ali Muhammed Al Nuaimi, Director of Shamal Security Department, held its regular meeting at the headquarters of the department recently.
Colonel Al Nuaimi explained the major works carried out on Shamal Road, including installation of lights on the interchange as well as traffic signs at 92km on both sides of the road.
He said the opening of an interchange from 4km until 14km, starting from Police Training Institute building on the north side until Umsulal Police Section building, was stopped after the committee found it posed a danger to commuters. A warning sign about radar surveillance was also installed on the road.
The committee urged motorists to take care while driving on Shamal Road and abide by the posted speed limit.