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Ashghal completes works on Al Tarfa intersection, opens it to traffic

Ashghal completes works on Al Tarfa intersection, opens it to traffic

Tribune News Network
Doha
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced the completion of main upgrading works on Al Tarfa Intersection and its infrastructure service utilities, in addition to the construction of new service roads.
The recently completed intersection and roads are now open to traffic, as part of the Road Improvement Works in Various Areas of Greater Doha Project - Phase five.
Engineer Essa Sultan Al Hillabi, project engineer in the Roads Projects Department at Ashghal highlighted the importance of Al Tarfa Intersection as the recently opened intersection and street provides direct link to Al Tarfa Street, Jeryan Nejaima Street as well as the street leading to Wadi Al Banat Area known as Leawaina Street, which accommodate significant traffic volume.
He said the intersection directly serves several important educational institutions such as Qatar University, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences.
He added that Al Tarfa Intersection provides a link to Jeryan Nejaima Area and Wadi Al Banat Area as well as facilitates access to Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium and Doha Golf Club.
Eng Hillabi said the completion of the upgrading works on Al Tarfa Intersection has significantly enhanced the traffic flow and reduced the congestion in the area.
Engineer Hillabi said, in line with Ashghal’s support to local manufacturers and in line with Ta’heel initiative which was launched by the Authority in 2017, local materials and manufacturers were relied on for most of the project’s work. Materials and elements supplied from local manufacturers included sewage, surface water and rain water drainage pipes, in addition to lighting poles and luminaires. The local Qatari component used on the project reached 80 percent.
Further to upgrading the intersection, a total 2.3 kilomtres of road works and the construction of new service roads, the project’s scope of works also included the installation of a new lighting system and the upgrade of infrastructure utility services. Infrastructure services’ enhancement works comprised the upgrade of the surface and storm water drainage and the TSE lines in addition to protecting electricity and telecommunications services’ lines and upgrading water lines. The road was also equipped with directional signs and road markings.
Ashghal is working on finishing the remaining interlock and landscaping works alongside the road which, once complete, will cover 12,700 square metres of green areas and include planting 103 trees. To encourage a healthy lifestyle, the project will avail a 2-kilometre pedestrian and cycle shared path alongside Jeryan Nejaima Street and Leawaina Street that will be linked to the existing shared path on Al Tarfa Street.

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