UDC eyes new link road to Pearl Qatar
The UDC study will also cover modern road traffic control solutions to facilitate entry and exit to the island
Qatar-based United Development Company (UDC) is set to conduct an engineering study for a new connection road linking its flagship project, The Pearl Island, in co-ordination with the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
UDC said it has already commissioned specialised consultants to study feasibility of the project including possible alternative routes to construct the proposed connection with the external road network around The Pearl, while looking to minimise environmental impact and expropriation loss.
The study will also cover modern road traffic control solutions to facilitate entry and exit to the island.
This initiative aims at easing traffic congestion linked to the growing number of The Pearl-Qatar’s residents and visitors entering the Island on a daily basis, which is estimated at 30,000 vehicles, counting cars, buses and trucks, said a statement from UDC.
Accordingly, the company hopes to complete the study soon, to complement Qatar’s efforts to develop an integrated road infrastructure across the country, having in mind The Pearl’s strategic position as a recreational and tourist attraction.
Currently, the main highway leading to The Pearl Qatar has eight lanes, four of which are used for entry and four for exit. As per a previous road movement study, this structure of the road was deemed adequate to accommodate traffic in past years, said the UDC.
However, based on the new traffic data extracted by UDC through specialised traffic monitoring techniques, an updated study is now needed, to ensure smooth traffic flow is restored especially during rush hours, it added.