(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has floated tenders for its two major development projects aimed at addressing traffic congestion on Dohas main arterial roads.
The first project involves carrying out road improvement works in Al Wakra Municipality, which is south of greater Doha and the construction of temporary and permanent roads in zones 90 to 95.
The second project includes the construction of temporary and permanent roads and pavements, traffic signs and road markings and surface water drainage in various locations across Doha. Both the projects are part of Ashghals plans to invest 20bn on new roads and related drainage and infrastructure over the next five years, reported MEED.
Ashghal has plans to launch 22 major road projects as part of its Five Year Plan. The projects are being envisaged to meet demands of the countrys future growth as visualised by the General Secretariat for Development Planning.
Ashghals Smart Transportation System, a key project to regulate the traffic flow on the countrys busy streets, is expected to be launched soon.
The project scheduled to be implemented in a phased manner, would be completed in five years. Once this system is in place, motorists can commute between Al Khor and the New Doha International Airport within 35 minutes. Ashghals another key project, Al Muntazah Highway, is expected to be tendered out soon. Another important project is the arc-Ritz Roundabout which would be linked to the proposed Doha Bay underground crossing.
This road, with three major interchanges, includes a link from Intercontinental Roundabout to Ras Abu Aboud.
Ashghal has also plans to construct a link road from Landmark Mall to the Industrial Area and a Wakrah bypass.
Currently the Phase II and Phase III of the North Road, a 100-km stretch of highway that includes a series of bridges that connects to the Qatar-Bahrain Causeway is under design.