Posted on June 03, 2020

The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announced the completion of main upgrading works on 1.2 km of Al Jazira Al Arabiya Street along with the construction of service roads. The recently completed roads is now open to traffic, as part of the Road Improvement Works in Various Areas of Greater Doha Project - Phase five.

On this occasion, Eng. Ali Sami Jamal (pictured), the Project Engineer in the Roads Projects Department at ‘Ashghal’ highlighted the strategic role of Al Jazira Al Arabiya Street. He pointed out that Al Jazeera Al Arabis Street provides direct link to 22 February Street, Jasim Bin Hamad Street and Ahmed Bin Ali Street which play a vital role in accommodating significant traffic volume and facilitating connectivity to several parts of Doha. He also stated that Al Jazira Al Arabiya Street provides a link to many vital and residential areas such as Lebday, Wadi Al Sail, Madinat Khalifa and Fereej Bin Omran as well as serving several commercial shops and service, educational and health centers.

Eng. Jamal also explained that the completion of the upgrading works on Al Jazira Al Arabiya Street has significantly enhanced the traffic flow and reduced the congestion in the area especially that the project aimed at improving the vehicular capacity of Al Jazira Al Arabiya Street and upgrading exits and entrances of the surrounding streets as well as providing service roads.

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Engineer Ali Sami Jamal indicated that in line with the Public Works Authority's support to local manufacturers and in line with Ta’heel initiative which was launched by the Authority in 2017, local materials and manufacturers were relied on for most of the project's work. Materials and elements supplied from local manufacturers included sewage, surface water and rain water drainage pipes, in addition to lighting poles and luminaires. The local Qatari component used on the project has reached 80%.

Further to upgrading the 1.2 km of the main carriageway in both directions and the construction of service roads, the project’s scope of works also included the provision of 304 parking bays in addition to the installation of a new lighting system for the service roads. To encourage a healthy lifestyle, a 2.5 km pedestrian and cycle paths and landscaping works covering over a 2000 square meters were implemented in addition to planting 43 trees. As for the infrastructure services, enhancement works comprised the upgrade of the surface and storm water drainage and the foul sewer networks in addition to protecting electricity and telecommunications services’ lines, upgrading water lines and providing house-connections. The road was also equipped by directional signs.

The Public Works Authority is working on finishing remaining landscaping works alongside the road. Upgrade of Al Jazira Al Arabiya Street is part of a series of projects implemented by “Ashghal” in order to improve the road network across the country.