The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced the commencement of development works on the Roads and Infrastructure Project in Al Sheehaniya, Package 1, which aims to develop local internal streets with high safety performance as well as infrastructure utilities.
This will enable the citizens to build their own houses and the new project will cater to their needs as well as cope with urban growth in the future, Ashghal has said in a statement.
Fahad Mohamed al-Otaibi
The project is located in the Al Sheehaniya area, to the south of Dukhan Highway, and about 34km to the northwest of Doha's city centre. Project works are divided into four geographical zones, which will be carried out successively, and the duration of each phase is set at one year. The project is scheduled to be fully completed in the second quarter of 2024.
Fahad Mohamed al-Otaibi, Ashghal’s head of the Western Areas Section in the Roads Projects Department, said: “Upon completion, the project will serve 322 citizens’ plots in Al Sheehaniya. It will provide fully developed infrastructure utilities comprising a road network of local streets and pedestrian and cycle paths as well as a drainage network. The project will enhance traffic flow in the area and provide connectivity with public facilities to cope with the residents’ requirements in the future.”
Al-Otaibi added, “The project’s scope of works involves developing and constructing a road network at a total length of 10km, while
providing traffic safety elements such as street lighting systems and poles, directional signage and road markings. Moreover, 2,500 car parking bays will be provided, in addition to shared pedestrian and cycle paths with a total length of 18.5km.”
Further, the project’s scope involves the construction of a 13.4km-long foul sewer network, a 23.6km-long surface water drainage network, a 7.9km-long TSE (treated sewage effluent) network and a 7.7km-long potable water network. New sanitary sewers will be
installed and connected to the main foul sewer network.
Construction works will also include emergency flood lagoons on both sides of Dukhan Highway, with a total capacity of 386,000 cubic metre, to reduce water accumulation during the rainy season.
This project is being implemented by Al Jaber Engineering Company at a cost of approximately QR315.5mn as part of Ashghal's Citizens’ Subdivision Infrastructure Programme. The programme involves a number of development projects distributed all over Qatar.