Tribune News Network
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced the commencement of development works on the Roads and Infrastructure Project in Al Sheehaniya, Package 1, which aims to develop local internal streets with high safety performance as well as infrastructure utilities.
This will enable the citizens to build their own houses and the new project will cater to their needs as well as cope with urban growth in the future.
The project is located in Al Sheehaniya area, to the south of Dukhan Highway, and about 34 km to the northwest of Doha city center.
Project works are divided into four geographical zones which will be carried out successively, and the duration of each phase is set to one year each, where the project is scheduled to be fully completed in the 2nd quarter of 2024.
Eng. Fahad Muhammad Al Otaibi, Ashghal’s Head of Western Areas Section in the Roads Projects Department, said: “Upon completion, the project will serve 322 citizens’ plots in Al Sheehaniya. It will provide fully developed infrastructure utilities comprising a road network of local streets and pedestrian and cycle paths as well as drainage network. The project will enhance traffic flow in the area and provide connectivity with public facilities to cope with the residents’ requirements in the future.”
Al Otaibi added, “The project’s scope of works involves developing and constructing a road network at a total length of 10 km, whilst providing traffic safety elements such as street lighting systems and poles, directional signage and road markings. Moreover, 2500 car parking bays will be provided, in addition to shared pedestrian and cycle paths at a total length of 18.5 Km.”
Furthermore, the project’s scope involves the construction of a 13.4 km-long foul sewer network, a 23.6 km-long surface water drainage network, a 7.9 km-long TSE network, and a 7.7 km-long potable water network. New sanitary sewers will be installed and connected to the main foul sewer network. Construction works will also include emergency flood lagoons on both sides of Dukhan Highway, with a total capacity of 386,000 m³, to reduce water accumulation during the rainy season.
This project is being implemented by Al Jaber Engineering Company, at a cost of approx. QAR 315.5 million, as part of the Citizens’ Subdivision Infrastructure Programme which is implemented by Ashghal. The programme involves a number of development projects which are distributed all around Qatar.