Work on developing roads and infrastructure in Al Shamal as part of the Phase 1 project has been initiated by the The Public Works Authority (Ashghal).
A wide range of rehabilitation works for the existing local roads to transform them to bigger and wider roads that will meet the needs of growing population in Al Shamal will be part of the project there
The project includes building roads connecting all houses in the area and upgrading existing roads, in addition to building roads that lead to all plots of land, where construction has not yet started.
Also building permanent wider roads and a new sewage network in the area to serve about 3600 business and residential buildings. The Roads and Infrastructure Development in Al Shamal project extends from Al Ruwais to Aba Dhelouf, and it is planned to be completed in 2019 with a cost of about QR700m.
As part of the project, 40 km of new internal roads will be built and 80 km of existing roads will be rehabilitated, increasing their capacity. Works will also include installation of three traffic signals and 4,500 lighting poles, and construction of 12 intersections.
for enhancing road users and pedestrians’ safety construction works include 28 km of sidewalks and 8,000 car parks, while 1,000 signboards will be installed in the area, Works Ashghal will undertake, on existing roads and new roads it will construct include asphalt works, road markings, pavements, medians, installation of lighting systems and signboards to enhance safety.
Roads and Infrastructure Development project in Al Shamal will widely improve the area, and residents will benefit from the developed, sustainable, safe roads, in addition to eliminating inconvenience caused by maintenance works that used to take place on the deteriorating roads in the area.
The project will enhance traffic safety through building signal-controlled intersections and speed monitoring systems, which reduce traffic accidents noticeably.
To decrease inconvenience caused by the project works, Ashghal will plan to meet all requirements of residents, schools and business owners specifically during this period. Also safety barriers will be put to separate residential and work areas.
To ensure the highest standards are met in all construction works dust and noise control works will also take place and Qatar Construction Specifications 2014 will be followed.