The Public Works Authority, ‘Ashghal,’ has announced the completion of development and improvement works on a section of Al Sailiya Road, extending from Al Sailiya Roundabout (also known as Qtel R/A) to the Al Sailiya Sports Club Roundabout.

The project involved expanding the road from two to three lanes in each direction, alongside the development of some connecting roads. This initiative is part of the Road Improvement Works Outside Greater Doha Areas – Phase 7.

Eng Hassan Al Naama, Project Engineer at the Western Areas Section of the Roads Projects Department at Ashghal, highlighted the significance of these developments. He emphasised the vital location of the project, noting that Al Sailiya Road serves the entire area and facilitates access to Rawdat Abal Heeran, Al Mearad, and Masaken Barwa Al Sailiya.

Al Naama explained that Al Sailiya Road also connects with major roads, serving as an extension of Al-Waab Road, which will enhance access to Al Majd Road. He detailed that the project included a total of 4.5 km of road works, involving the expansion of Al Sailiya Road from Al Sailiya Roundabout to Al Sailiya Sports Club Roundabout. The number of lanes was increased from two to three in each direction, with a median island to regulate traffic and enhance safety. Additionally, the connection of Jery Al Theeb Street and Sadriyate Al Hamm Street to Al Sailiya Road was developed.

The project also introduced pedestrian and bicycle paths spanning approximately 1 km, 108 parking spaces, 202 new lighting systems, 10.5 km of ITS lines, and 11 vehicle monitoring cameras. Furthermore, road signs, ground markings, asphalt rehabilitation, and beautification works were implemented.

Infrastructure improvements included 0.65 km of surface water and rainwater drainage network, 0.66 km of drainage network, and 1.8 km of potable water network. TSE irrigation lines were developed, house connections were installed, and existing service lines were protected.

Eng Al Naama noted that, in line with Ashghal’s support for local manufacturers and the Ta’heel initiative launched in 2017, local materials and manufacturers were utilized for the majority of the project’s works. Qatari sources provided materials and elements such as sewage pipes, surface water and rainwater drainage, and lighting poles and lamps, with local components comprising nearly 70% of the project’s works.

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