Qatar: Al Khor Commercial Street works completed
The Al Khor Commercial Street Development Project is set to improve traffic flow and decrease congestion, with the main works now completed
Public Works Authority (Ashghal) announced that the majority of development works in Al Khor Commercial Street have been completed, and the street is now open to traffic as of 10 October 2016.
The remaining works on the sides of the street will be completed by the end of this year, the authority advised on its website.
The aim of the Al Khor Commercial Street Development Project is to improve traffic flow and decrease congestion, while providing roads and infrastructure to best serve business owners, residents, and visitors in this busy area.
The 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 presently lack those services.
Included in the scope of work was developing the existing 5.5km long street and broadening its lane widths to a range of 16-40 metres, anticipated to enhance traffic flow in the area.
The works also include constructing ample service roads with additional car parking areas.
Improved, safe entrances and exits, sidewalks, and medians as well as landscaping works and the installation of lighting systems formed part of the project, as was the introduction of four new signalled intersections.
Microtunneling works for storm water drainage that is 4,200m-long and 14m-deep, a storm water treatment plant, and a lagoon to collect storm water were also part of the works.
The laying of water network lines and converting electrical cables for a total length of 9,600m to meet the needs of the various service entities in the country was undertaken by the project, which also serves 110 residential plots, 60 commercial shops, three schools, and three mosques, as well as around 400 car parking areas.