Qatar's Ashghal starts work on $192m Al Shamal project
The project covers rehabilitation works for existing roads, as well as the construction of new roads and a sewage network that will serve around 3,600 commercial and residential buildings
Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has begun carrying out construction activities for Phase 1 of the roads and infrastructure project for Al Shamal.
According to Ashghal, the project covers rehabilitation works for existing roads, designed to transform them to developed roads that meet the infrastructure requirements of the growing population in Al Shamal.
The project also covers the construction of new roads and a sewage network that will serve around 3,600 commercial and residential buildings.
Elaborating, Ashghal noted that, as part of the project, 40km of new internal roads will be built and 80km of existing roads will be rehabilitated to increase their capacity.
The planned works will also include the installation of three traffic signals, 4,500 lighting poles, and 1,000 signboards; as well as the construction of 12 intersections, 28km of sidewalks, and 8,000 car parks
Ashghal said that the roads and infrastructure development project in Al Shamal is expected to improve the area, with the residents benefitting safer road conditions and reduced inconvenience caused by maintenance works that used to take place on the deteriorating roads in the area.
The authority stated that it intends for the project to enhance traffic safety through the development of signal-controlled intersections and speed monitoring systems.
To reduce inconvenience caused by the project, Ashghal will put a plan to meet all requirements of residents, schools, and business owners specifically during the construction period. Safety barriers will also be placed to separate residential and work areas, and dust and noise control systems will be implemented.
Qatar Construction Specifications 2014 will be adhered to, as a way of ensuring that the highest standards are met in all construction works.
The Al Shamal project extends from Al Ruwais to Aba Dhelouf, is expected to be completed by Q3 2019, and has a projected value of $192.2m (QAR700m).