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Ashghal completes major project to ease traffic flow

In a bid to ease traffic flow across the county, Ashghal, the Public Works Authority in Qatar, announced the completion of second and final phase of Ali bin Abi Talib Street development project in New Slata, apart from conversion of the TV Roundabout to a Signal-controlled intersection. The two projects were opened to the traffic today.

This was done in the presence of Brig. Mohammed Abdul Rashim Marafia, Director of Engineering and Traffic Safety Department at the General Directorate of Traffic, Jamal Mattar Al Nuaimi, the Director of Doha Municipality and Abdullah bin Saeed Al Sulaiti, Member of the Municipal Council, for the seventh constituency, Jassim Abdullah Al MAlki, Member of Municipal Council for First Constituency, Abdullah Al Hitmi, member of Municipal Council for fourth constituency, and several project managers and officials from Ashghal.

According to Saoud Ali Al Tamimi, Manager of Roads Projects at the Public Works Authority, Asghal has been keen on opening various important projects ahead of Eid Al Adha, early this year, to reduce congestion and ease traffic. Various new openings include Ali bin Abi Talib Street, TV Intersection, Messila Tunnel, the Expanded Jasim bin Hamad Street, and parts of the Old Traffic Roundabout that is being converted to signal-controlled intersection, as well as the two tunnels at Pearl Interchange.

According to Brig. Marafia the new openings implemented by Ashghal before Eid, and the start of new academic year contribute immensely to improve traffic flow.

Converting TV and Sport Roundabouts into signal-controlled intersections and development of Ali bin Abi Talib Street and opening the two tunnels at the Pearl Interchange will have great impact on the traffic flow, particularly during peak times and school days.

Speaking about the opening of Ali bin Abi Talib Street, Eng. Nuaimi said that Ali bin Abi Talib Street has great importance in linking C-Ring Road and D-Ring Road, and is considered as the second artery road connecting Doha with western regions like Al Rayyan Municipality, and reducing the traffic burden on Salwa Road and other main streets.

Al Sulaiti said that the street is the most vital streets in the area. He praised Ashghal’s efforts to complete the work on time, and before Eid and the start of the academic year.

The Head of Doha section in Roads Projects Department, Mohamed Arqoub Al Khaldi said that the opening of the project 15 days ahead of schedule is sufficient proof of Ashghal’s keenness and efforts to speed up completion of important projects, and to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion.

The Ali bin Abi Talib development project forms part of six phase project to development roads and roundabouts in various areas in greater Doha.

Posted on 31/8/2017

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