Another roundabout to bite the dust as Ashghal starts work on Immigration R/A

By QLNews

Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has been working hard to convert different roundabouts in the country to signalled intersections.

It has been deemed a huge success, with traffic flow now much smoother in different areas in Qatar.

Ashghal announced that it had started work on the implementation of Phase 1 of a project to convert the Immigration Roundabout into an intersection and develop parts of the service roads along February 22 Road, according to Gulf Times.

This comes as part of its efforts to develop the road networks and enhance traffic flow across the country, Ashghal said in a statement.

The project is expected to significantly contribute to enhancing traffic flow and improving movement between the areas surrounding the Immigration Interchange, in addition to facilitating access to the February 22 Road from nearby residential and commercial areas through improving the entrances and exits to the road.

Eng Mohammed Arqoub Al Khaldi, head of Doha City Section in the Roads Projects Department at Ashghal, said the project consisted of five phases.

“The first phase will see conversion of the Immigration Roundabout into an intersection, development of the stormwater drainage system, protection of existing utility lines for Ooredoo and Kahramaa, as well as addition of lighting poles at the new intersection,” he was quoted as saying by Qatar Tribune.

Starting on July 13, Ashghal will close the right lane of the underpass below Immigration roundabout on both directions, while keeping the other two lanes open to traffic, in addition to the full closure of the underpass daily from 11pm to 5am, for a period of three months.

Road users can use the Immigration Roundabout (at ground level) as an alternate route.

The project’s second phase includes developing the service roads of the February 22 Road, starting from the Immigration Interchange towards Al Rayyan Interchange, as well as improving the entrances and exits of the road, developing the sewage system at the eastern service section of February 22 Road and developing the stormwater drainage system.

The third phase includes developing the drainage system at the road branching from the February 22 Road towards Al Messila area (between the new health centre and the English Modern School).

The fourth phase includes the construction of additional parking bays on the west side of February 22 Road, while the fifth and final phase includes the development of the entrances and exits of the February 22 Road in the area between Al Rayyan Interchange and Rashida Interchange.

The entire project is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2019.

By Molten Metal• 6 days 19 hours ago.
Molten Metal

Let it be , we need it as well ......................

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