Posted on December 31, 2014

The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ opened phase 4 of the C-Ring Road Development Project completely for traffic flow on Thursday 1stof January, 2015. Following this opening, road users can now benefit from the smooth traffic flow in the area extending from the New Slata to Al Kinana Intersections, and from the Centre Roundabout until right before Al Asiri Interchange.

As part ofthe fourth phase of the C-Ring Road Development Project, Ashghal completed all the works on the road extending from the Centre Roundabout until right before Al Asiri Interchange. The works included widening the road from two lanes to three lanes in each direction, in addition to converting the Centre Roundabout to a signal-controlled intersection and providing access from Ibn Seena Street to the Centre Intersection through a U-turn, in order to organise and facilitate the flow of vehicles.

Ashghal announces opening of 1 [].jpgIn addition, Ashghal opened beginning of December parts of Al Kinana Street and Qatari Bin Al Fujaah Street, extending for around 350 meters in both directions of the two streets branching from the C-Ring Road at Al Kinana Signal. These parts were closed earlier for the expansion of the two roads by adding an additional lane in each direction. Also, Ashghal completed works on the road extending from Jabor Bin Ahmed (known as Ramada Intersection) to the middle point between New Slata and Rawdat Al Khail Intersections. This part of the C-Ring Road was expanded from three lanes to four lanes in each direction.

On the 11th of November, 2014, Ashghal announced opening part of the C-Ring Road to traffic, extending from Ramada Intersection to Al Kinana Intersection, after widening this part from three lanes in each direction to four lanes in each direction.

This marks the full completion of the fourth phase works of the C-Ring Road Development Project. This included, in addition to the aforementioned, comprehensive maintaining and repaving works on the main road of this phase and the feeder roads, as well as constructing signalised pedestrian crossings in the new intersection. During the coming period, pedestrian safety barriers will be installed on the median along the main street, without disturbing the traffic flow.

Over the past five months, Ashghal worked on the project seven days a week in order to complete this phase on the scheduled date. The works were scaled up through a team that included hundreds of workers, supervisors, and dozens of construction equipment.

Coinciding with the end of the fourth phase, the Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announced starting the works of the third phase of the C-Ring Road Development Project on Thursday, 1stof January, 2015. The third phase of the C-Ring Road extends from the middle point between Rawdat Al Khail and New Slata Intersections to the middle point between Rawdat Al Khail and Al Mansoura Intersections. On Rawdat Al Khail Street, it extends from the front of Al Shefa Polyclinic to the front of the Dispute Resolution Commission. The works on this phase will include widening the road from three lanes to four lanes, in addition to improving its overall design. The third phase is expected to be completed at the end of the first quarter of 2015.

It is worth mentioning that the fourth phase is part of the C-Ring Road Development Project, which involves a 6.3 kilometers stretch from the C-Ring Road’s intersection with Salwa Road (Jabor Bin Ahmed Intersection) to Umm Ghuwailina Roundabout. The project mainly aims at enhancing the road capacity to accommodate current and future traffic needs. All four phases of the C-Ring Road project are expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2015.

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Given the importance of the C-Ring Road as one of the main arteries linking between various vital areas and residential and commercial establishments around Doha, Ashghal kept two lanes open to traffic in each direction throughout the fourth phase’s construction period. The authority also provided temporary accesses to residential areas and commercial establishments.

Ashghal has also kept residents of the area and business owners fully informed about the project’s progress through direct communications and Ashghal’s website and social media accounts. Before the start of the construction works, project brochures in Arabic and English were distributed to all residents and businesses in the area to inform them about the details of the project. A designated community liaison officer was also appointed to respond to any related requests and enquiries.

In addition, Ashghal took all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of both workers and road users through the implementation of directional signs, electronic road signs and concrete barriers along work area. The C-Ring Road Development Project is part of a series of vital projects implemented by Ashghal to improve and enhance the network of local roads and expressways across the country. Road enhancement works include converting roundabouts to signal-controlled intersections and widening roads to increase capacity.