* Upgrading works include conversion to signalised intersection and infrastructure works
* Project is part of Road Improvements Works in Various Areas of Greater Doha, Phase 8
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) on Sunday announced the completion of the main upgrading works on Bu Sidra Roundabout consisting of converting it into a signalised intersection and carrying out infrastructure upgrading works. The recently developed signalised intersection is now open to traffic and infrastructure works are now 80% completed, as part of Road Improvements Works for Junctions & Roundabouts in Various Areas of Greater Doha, Phase 8 Project.
Another view of the intersection
On this occasion, Eng. Rashed Al-Marri, Project Engineer in Ashghal’s Roads Projects Department’s West Area Section highlighted the importance of upgrading the roundabout known as Bu Sidra Roundabout into a signalized intersection as it links Al Waab Street and Al Sedaira Street and Ras Laffan Street along with enhancing the traffic flow
Eng. Rashed Al-Marri
Eng. Al-Marri also explained that the completion of the upgrading works on the intersection and the expansion of its lanes has significantly enhanced the traffic flow and reduced the congestion in the area especially that the project aimed at improving the vehicular capacity of the intersection known as Bu Sidra Intersection.
Upgrading works included expanding the intersection and increasing the number of lanes on Al Sailiya Road from three to five lanes in each direction then to seven at the completion of all upgrading works. On Al Sedaira Street and Ras Laffan Street, lanes will be increased from three to four lanes in each direction.
Engineer Al-Marri indicated that in line with the Public Works Authority'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 has reached 80%.
Further to converting the roundabout to a signalized intersection, the project’s scope of works will also include the upgrade of 2 Km of roads and the provision of a new service road in addition to the installation of a new lighting system for the service roads. Once complete, infrastructure services’ enhancement works, would have comprised the upgrade of the surface and storm water drainage at a length of 3.4 km, as well as providing a TSE network and protecting electricity and telecommunications services’ lines. The road will also be equipped by directional signs and road markings.
To encourage a healthy lifestyle, pedestrian and cycle paths alongside Al Sailiya Road as well as landscaping works and trees planting will be implemented.
Upgrade of the roundabout known as Bu Sidra, is part of a series of projects implemented by Ashghal in order to improve the road network across the country.
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