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The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has completed the upgrading works of Al Rufaa Intersection -- known as Sana Intersection -- and opened it for traffic as part of the A-Ring Road Development Project.
Eng Mohamed Arqoub al Khaldi, assistant manager of Highway Projects Department at Ashghal, said the intersection is at a strategic location, acting as a link between some of the vital roads in Doha such as Rasbu Abboud Street, Ali Bin Omar Al Attiya Street, Ahmed Bin Mohamed Bin Thani Street (known as the A Ring Road) and the B Ring Road.
Eng Khaldi noted that the upgrading of the intersection has significantly increased its vehicular capacity and reduced congestion in the area. It also facilitates traffic flow between the densely populated residential areas surrounding it, such as Umm Ghuwailina, Al Hitmi, Old Al Ghanim and Al Doha Al Jadeeda.
Al Rufaa Intersection also facilitates traffic to several health and educational facilities, commercial centres and hotels, in addition to Hamad International Airport and the iconic National Museum of Qatar.
The upgrading works included increasing the number of lanes on the streets which are connected to Al Rufaa Intersection, where four lanes will be accommodating traffic coming from Rasbu Abboud to Ahmed Bin Mohamed Bin Thani Street. There are three lanes for motorists who want to turn left towards B Ring Road and one lane for vehicles to take right turn.
For vehicles coming from Ahmed Bin Mohamed Bin Thani Street, the intersection provides four lanes to continue straight towards Rasbu Abboud Street, along with three lanes to turn left towards Ali Bin Omar Al Attiya Street and one lane to turn right.
The number of lanes on the B-Ring Road has also been increased to four shared lanes, allowing road users to continue straight towards Ali Bin Omar Al Attiya Street or turn left towards Ahmed Bin Mohamed Bin Thani Street, while providing a right-turn lane towards Rasbu Abboud Street.
For the vehicles coming from Ali Bin Omar Al Attiya Street, the intersection provides three shared lanes to continue straight towards the B-Ring Road or turn left towards Rasbu Abboud Street, in addition to a right-turn lane towards Ahmed Bin Mohamed Bin Thani Street.
As part of the A-Ring Road Development Project, Ashghal is also implementing infrastructure upgrade works which comprises the development of rainwater drainage networks, electricity lines network, street lighting and ITS network, along with the expansion of a pedestrian path and the construction of dedicated cyclepaths.
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29/03/2020
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