First phase of Doha's C-Ring Road project opens
Ashghal has completed opening stage of development on schedule
Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has opened the first phase of the C-Ring Road project.
Ashghal completed the first phase of the C-Ring Road on schedule meaning road users will now benefit from an additional lane stretching from Umm Ghuwailina roundabout (also known as the VIP roundabout) to midway between Najma and Mansoura intersections.
This part of the C-Ring Road was widened from three lanes to four in each direction.
The opening of this phase of the project is considered to be an important step towards enhancing the capacity of C-Ring Road which experiences high densities of traffic.
The Umm Ghuwailina roundabout has been removed and converted to an intersection, and additional lanes to turn right and left were added in order to control and facilitate the traffic flow.
The pavement will be completed soon, and the landscaping and planting in the adjacent areas will continue as well without disturbing the traffic flow.
Due to the importance of the C-Ring Road, the construction works on the project have been scaled up in order to complete this phase with the re-opening of schools. Ashghal has deployed approximately 580 workers, supervisors, engineers and dozens of construction equipment.
As part of the project, Ashghal has diverted and protected the existing infrastructure utilities in the area and upgraded them, in addition to laying asphalt on both sides of the road.
This phase is part of the C-Ring Road development project, which involves a 6.3km stretch from C-Ring Road’s intersection with Salwa Road (Jabur bin Ahmed intersection) to Umm Ghuwailina roundabout.
Ashghal started implementing the fourth phase of road development works on C-Ring Road in mid-August. The fourth phase extends from New Slata intersection to Al Kinana intersection and from the roundabout known as The Centre roundabout to just before Al Asiri intersection.
Since the commencement of the project, Ashghal has solved a number of issues raised by the local community such as providing alternative parking spaces for businesses and coordination with companies to remove signage on the street to allow for construction works.
The Clock Tower has been removed and relocated in order to be reinstalled at a location designated by the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning.