Qatar: This roundabout will be converted
As part of its efforts to develop the road network and enhance the traffic flow in all parts of the country, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) started implementing phase 1 of a project to convert the Immigration Roundabout to an intersection and develop parts of the service roads of 22-February Road.
Eng. Mohammed Arqoub Al Khaldi, Head of Doha City Section at the Roads Projects Department at Ashghal, said that the project will contribute significantly to enhancing the traffic flow and improving movement between the areas surrounding the Immigration Interchange, in addition to facilitating access to the 22-February Road from nearby residential and commercial areas, through improving the entrances and exits to the road and developing the service roads on both of its sides.
Eng. Mohammed Al Khaldi explained that the project consists of five phases, and that Ashghal has started implementing its first phase which will convert the Immigration Roundabout into a signal-controlled intersection, in order to improve traffic movement and increase the interchange’s capacity.
This phase also includes the development of the stormwater drainage system, protection of existing utility lines for Ooredoo and Kahramaa, as well as the addition of new lighting poles at the new intersection.
In order to implement the phase 1 of the project from the morning of Friday, Ashghal will close the right lane of the underpass below Immigration R/A in both directions, while keeping the other two lanes open to traffic, in addition to the full closure of the underpass daily from 11pm to 5am, for a period of three months. Road users can use the Immigration Roundabout (at ground level) as an alternate route, as shown in the attached map.
The second phase of the project includes developing the service roads of the 22-February Road, starting from the Immigration Interchange towards Al Rayyan Interchange, as well as improving the entrances and exits of the road, developing the sewage system at the eastern service section of 22-February Road, and developing the stormwater drainage system.
The third phase includes developing the drainage system at the road branching from the 22-February Road towards Al Messila area (between the new health centre and the English Modern School). The fourth phase includes the construction of additional parking bays on the west side of 22-February Road, while the fifth and final phase includes the development of the entrances and exits of the 22-February road in the area between Al Rayyan Interchange and Rashida Interchange.
The project is being implemented by the Joint Venture of “Urbacon Trading & Contracting” and “InfraRoad Trading & Contracting”, and it’s expected to be completed in Q3, 2019.
The Public Works Authority will install road signs advising motorists of the closure. Ashghal requests all road users to abide by the speed limit, and follow the road signs to ensure their safety.