Posted on October 11, 2016

As part of its efforts to provide a world-class infrastructure in all parts of the country, the Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announces completion of the majority of development works in Al Khor Commercial Street.

The street was completely open to traffic on Monday 10 October 2016, and the remaining complementary works on the sides of the street will be completed by the end of this year. Al Khor Commercial Street Development Project aims to enhance traffic flow and reduce congestion, in addition to providing developed roads and infrastructure to serve business owners, residents, and visitors of this vital area.

Project works included developing the existing 5.5km long street and widening its lane widths to a range of 16 to 40 metres, which will enhance traffic flow for the area’s residents and visitors, in addition to constructing comprehensive service roads with additional car parking areas for the owners and visitors of commercial establishments. The project also included the construction of safe entrances and exits, sidewalks, and medians in addition to landscaping works and installation of lighting system. As part of the project, four new signalised intersections were implemented in order to ensure traffic safety for road users and to service citizens and residents in this area.

The project also included microtunneling works for storm water drainage that is 4,200 metres long and 14 metres deep, a storm water treatment plant, and a lagoon to collect storm water. This is in addition to laying water network lines and converting electrical cables for a total length of 9,600 metres to meet the needs of the various service entities in the country. The project also serves 110 residential plots, 60 commercial shops, 3 schools and 3 mosques, as well as around 400 car parking. It is worth mentioning that Al Khor Commercial Street Development Project is part of the Roads and Integrated Infrastructure Projects for Local Areas Programme implemented by the Public Authority, which aims to upgrade the infrastructure of existing areas and construct a comprehensive infrastructure for new areas that lack those services.