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Ashghal upgrades roads leading to sports and service facilities in Doha

Ashghal upgrades roads leading to sports and service facilities in Doha

Tribune News Network
Doha
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has completed upgrading of roads leading to some sports and service facilities in Doha, as part of the Road Improvement Works for Junctions and Roundabouts in Various Areas of Greater Doha (Phase 8).
The project also involved the improvement of local infrastructure utilities and construction of service roads, as part of Ashghal’s plan to improve the efficiency of the existing road network in Doha City.
Eng Khaled Al Quraishi, project engineer at the Western Areas Section in Ashghal Roads Projects Department, said: “The project involved construction of 1.4 km of new roads and development of a service road, as well as upgrading and widening of local roads around Qatar Sports Club, including Al Istiqlal Street. In addition, two new roads were constructed. The first one links Al Istiqlal Street with the backside entrances of the club until Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, while the second road connects Khalifa Street with Qatar Sports Club. Both routes will serve as two new entrances to the club along with the existing one on Al-Markhiya Street.”
“Through this project, we managed to reach the targeted traffic flow in the area, particularly while organizing sports events at the club and the complex,” he explained.
In addition, the project’s scope of works involved upgrading of the street lighting system and installation of new lighting poles. Local infrastructure utilities were also rehabilitated and developed by constructing a 1km-long surface water drainage network and providing protection for the existing power lines, telecommunications cables and potable water networks.
Roads Operation and Maintenance Department in Ashghal recently rehabilitated and repaired the asphalt layer of roads surrounding the back entrances of the club and the roads leading to Khalifa International Tennis and Squash complex, with a length of 300 metres, in order to enhance traffic safety. This is in addition to paving and marking those roads and the surrounding sidewalks aiming at streamlining traffic flow for the sports facilities visitors in this area.
Eng Quraishi added, “In line with Ashghal’s strategy to support local manufacturers and Qatari products, and as part of the ‘Ta’heel’ initiative launched in 2017, almost 90 percent of the project materials were produced and manufactured locally by Qatari manufacturers. These include lighting poles and luminaires, directional signs, surface water drainage pipes, asphalt, prefabricated manholes, concrete and reinforcement steel.”

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