First phase of New Orbital Highway awarded

January 13, 2014 - 5:07:06 am

DOHA: Among the seven projects Public Works Authority (Ashghal) yesterday awarded include the contract for the design and construction of the first phase (45km) of the ambitious 180km ‘New Orbital Highway’. 

The contract worth about QR3.26b for the design and construction of about 45km of dual carriageway has been awarded to a joint-venture between J&P Overseas Ltd and J&P Avax SA. 

This stretch of road network represents about 25 percent of Orbital Highway. The project is located to the southwest of Doha and will provide a dual carriageway connecting New Doha Port and Al Wakrah bypass, and other phases of the highway, and the construction of a road linking Mesaieed Road to the East-West Corridor. 

The project for construction and development of Al Rayyan Road, from west of New Rayyan Roundabout to east of Bani Hajer Roundabout, is worth over QR1bn. It has been awarded to a joint venture between Six Construct Qatar Limited and Boom Construction Company. 

The project comprises construction and upgrade of 2.9km of four lanes in each direction separated by a central median in addition to 2km of side roads, and associated service roads (about 5.8km).

Work on the project will start in the first quarter this year and is due to be completed by Q3 2016.

The project includes new and improved pedestrian footpaths and cycleways, major infrastructure improvements, including storm water drainage network with major micro tunnelling work, treated sewage effluent networks and upgrade of electrical and telecommunication networks.

Grade separated interchanges will eliminate waiting time and ensure smooth traffic.

Construction and development of Al Rayyan Road, from west of the Olympic Roundabout to west of the New Al Rayyan Roundabout, is worth over QR3.43bn. This expressway project has been awarded to a joint venture between Dogus Holdings and Onur. 

The total length of the improvement scheme is about 5.3km with four lanes in each direction separated by a central median in addition to 5.4km of side roads, associated service roads (about 10km), and secondary intersections. 

The project will start in Q1 2014, and is due to be completed by Q1 2017.

It will include a network of pedestrian footpaths and cycleways, artscapes and landscapes. 

Major infrastructure improvements being implemented as part of the project include a power station, storm water drainage network with major micro tunnelling work, treated sewage effluent networks and upgrade of electrical and telecommunication networks.

Grade separated interchanges are expected to save a lot of time and ensure free traffic on Al Rayyan Road, Furosiya Street and Bu Erayyen (Al Bustan) Street.

Contracts for four other roads and infrastructure projects were also awarded.

They include development and upgrade of infrastructure for the Commercial Street in Al Khor, first packages of the Industrial Area project and construction of an integrated infrastructure for North and East Al Kheesa (Rawdat Al Hamama district) and Rawdat Abal Heeran roads and infrastructure development.

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