Posted on July 30, 2015

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has completed significant level of work on new bridges for Al Wakrah parallel road project, said The Peninsula. The project is in the final phase of building seven bridges, with 77 percent of pillars ready, Al Sharq reported yesterday. 

The road building work has been organised to be completed on scheduled, without creating any inconvenience to the public. Most of the work is done at night to reduce traffic congestions and make it easy for workers by avoiding them from working in the hot sun. The parallel road is one of the major projects being implemented by Ashghal as part of the highway projects. Ashghal started building Al Wakrah parallel road which extends from Al Mashaf to Mesaieed last September. The QR2.18bn project is expected to be completed by 2018. 

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The road is an 11km stretch with five lanes on both sides. The project also includes pedestrian crossing, bridge and separate lanes for motorbikes, bicycles and pedestrians in addition to a tunnel. The new road aims to reduce traffic jams in Al Wakrah city as it is connected with several vital areas, especially Hamad International Airport and roads from northwest of Qatar. The highway projects of Ashghal include 30 main roads and highways under 46 contractors. The QR40bn project includes making of 1,000km of roads , 360 bridges and 240 main intersections in Doha and other towns. 

The project also includes integrated sewage networks, electricity, smart transportation systems, lights and signals in addition to drinking water and drainage networks. Of the projects, 30 are being implemented. The remaining are in designing stages while tenders have been announced for several others. Ashghal is also working to complete highway projects over the next three years, including Lusail Expressway, development of Al Rayyan Road, Dukhan Highway Central, East-West Axis roads, Al Muntazah mainline and North Road project.

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