Public Works Authority (Ashghal) on Saturday opened the Wholesale Market intersection equipped with traffic signals as part of the intermediate stage of the Salwa Road – Phase 2 Construction.
The intersection with signal system is now ready for use by motorists travelling between Al Aziziya intersection and Al Bustan Intersection (former Qatar Décor roundabout) and between the Wholesale Market Road and Al Waab Road. The opening comes after the completion of the installation of all infrastructure elements at the intersection, including the traffic lights, signs, road lines and lighting in order to ensure easy traffic flow on Salwa Road.
Ashghal plans to complete the Salwa Road construction projects in consecutive phases. The first phase of the project is to open the road’s four intersections above the tunnels. With the new intersection, Ashghal has succeeded in opening three intersections with electric signals on Salwa Road- Ain Khalid, Al Bustan and the Central Market intersections.
The remaining one – Al Aziziya – will be opened soon. Ain Khalid (Al Ghanim) intersection includes a 718-metre tunnel with four lanes in each direction and a 124-metre-long bridge comprising two lanes in each direction with a signalised intersection that passes over Doha Expressway as well as service lane and parking lots on both sides for the benefit of the shops located along the road.
Al Bustan intersection consists of a 651-metre tunnel with four lanes in each direction and a 123-metre bridge comprising two lanes on each direction with a signalised intersection as well as service lanes and parking lots on both sides of the road.
The Central Market intersection has a 730-metre tunnel with four lanes in each direction and a 136- metre-long bridge with two lanes in each direction, road signals at the intersection and service lanes as well as parking lots to serve the shops located along the road.
Like the others, Al Aziziya intersection will have a 810-metre tunnel with four lanes in each direction and a 128-metre-long bridge comprising two lanes in each direction, road signals at the intersection, service lanes and parking lots to serve the shops located on both sides of the road.
Meanwhile, Ashghal is intensifying efforts to complete the Salwa Road project by mid 2013.
source: Qatar Tribune
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