B-Ring Road works to be com­pleted by mid-2021

Project aims to in­crease num­ber of lanes from 2 to 3 in both di­rec­tions

Gulf Times - - FRONT PAGE -

The de­vel­op­ment works of the B-Ring Road will be com­pleted by the sec­ond quar­ter of 2021, well ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, ac­cord­ing to the of­fi­cial web­site of the Public Works Au­thor­ity (Ashghal).

The project is aimed at de­vel­op­ing B-Ring Road and Al Khaleej Street, with a to­tal length of 10km, and en­hanc­ing the streets’ ca­pac­ity by in­creas­ing the num­ber of lanes on each of them from two to three in each di­rec­tion.

In May, Ashghal stated that 30% of the de­vel­op­ment works of Al Khaleej Street had been com­pleted while it achieved 27 % com­ple­tion of the de­vel­op­ment works of B-Ring Road.

Onaiza Street along with parts of the streets per­pen­dic­u­lar to the B-Ring Road such as Al Matar, Wadi Mushireb, Raw­dat Al Khail and Al Rayyan will also be de­vel­oped. En­trance to Ru­mailah Hos­pi­tal will be de­vel­oped while traf­fic safety will be en­hanced by pro­vid­ing street light­ing, pedes­trian and cy­cle lanes along with pedes­trian cross­ings. The num­ber of park­ing bays will be in­creased while land­scap­ing works will be car­ried out. In­fra­struc­ture work such as in­stalling a stormwa­ter drainage sys­tem and the drainage net­work will be car­ried out along with de­vel­op­ing the ex­ist­ing potable wa­ter dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tem.

B-Ring Road as­sumes im­por­tance as it con­nects a num­ber of ser­vice fa­cil­i­ties such as Ru­mailah Hos­pi­tal, in ad­di­tion to touris­tic des­ti­na­tions such as the Na­tional Mu­seum of Qatar, Mu­seum of Is­lamic Art, Souq Waqif, Al Bidda Park as well as com­mer­cial es­tab­lish­ments. The project area cov­ers sev­eral Doha Metro sta­tions and the works fa­cil­i­tate trans­porta­tion be­tween a num­ber of vi­tal des­ti­na­tions in the cen­tre of Doha and the rest of the coun­try.

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