Major reconstruction of two important roads in Qatar will be undertaken in a couple of months from now. At a meeting convened by the Ashghal at Hilton Hotel, four contracts amounting to QR6.8bn were awarded.
These included deals for the development of the Lusail Expressway project (worth QR3.5bn) in West Bay and reconstruction and infrastructure upgrading of existing Doha-Industrial Area road (QR2.35bn).
Ashghal managing director Nasser Ali al-Mawlawi said that when completed, the projects would contribute to a significant improvement in traffic movement on the two roads.
He said that both the projects were expected to be executed within 30-36 months, starting from the end of July when their work is scheduled to begin.
The Lusail Expressway will provide an important connection to one of the fastest growing areas of the country.
The new work to be undertaken on the existing road to Lusail includes interchanges at existing Onaiza and Al Wahda (Arch) roundabouts.
The expressway runs along the existing Lusail road from the south of Arch roundabout extending across the north channel crossing and eventually linking the Lusail Development with the City Center Doha. The project involves three major inter-changes.
The contract to develop the Lusail highway was won by Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company. Al Jaber Transport won the contract for road-work projects in the Industrial Area.