Doha 25th September 2013: Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) yesterday announced that about 75% of the work on growing Doha Corniche renovation project has already been completed.
The authority said that it is determined to complete the project in the shortest possible time. The work is assigned to three different companies and is being carried out 24 hours, said the statement.
The project involves modifying the main roundabouts on Corniche Street and surrounding areas to signal controlled intersections controlled by the Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS).
The project aims at increasing the traffic flow to and from West Bay and between the north and south of Doha by setting up a so-called “green wave” , maximising the number of green lights.
On completion of the project, the traffic is expected to flow smoother than before, by that reducing travelling time, improving safety and removing the need of slowing down the vehicle and stopping at every junction.
All traffic lights at roundabouts which has converted into intersections will be installed in two weeks and will become working on project completion, said Ashghal.
The work performed by Ashghal also includes the upgrading of utility services in the project area and the establishment of infrastructure for the traffic control system along the Corniche.
This represents between 35% and 40% of the work and cost of the project. 70,000 cubic metres has been excavated from the project area, using about 200 huge machinery and about 1,500 workers. Work on the project, which costs between QR150mn and QR200mn, begun in July.
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