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Ashghal Working On A New Project To Provide Easy Access To World Cup Stadiums

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In order to provide easy access to the World Cup venues, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) is working on a project to link roads to Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.

The project involves the construction of 5.3 kilometres of roads, with three lanes in each direction, all taking to four sides of the stadium. These roads provides access to bus stations and car parking around the stadium, and will also facilitate multiple entrances to the Sports Complex where the stadium is located.

These roads will also offer links to the south and east of Al Khor Expressway currently under construction, and also a link to Al Egda Street, which is located to the north of the stadium.

The new roads will have an 8.55-wide pedestrian path and cycle path, along with landscaping and pavement works.

Additionally, a 7.3 km section of Al Egda Street will be upgraded to include three lanes in each direction, with a 3m-wide pedestrian path provided on each side of the street, starting from the roundabout at the entrance of Al Khor City until reaching the northwest side of Al-Bayt stadium. It will also be connected with Al Khor Expressway, which is considered the main road leading to the stadium.

An eight signal-controlled intersections is also included in the project, in addition to four signal-controlled intersections that will be constructed at Al Khor Expressway.

Two junctions will be provided only for traffic heading to and from the roads surrounding the stadium.

Additionally, the project includes the construction of a 2.2km long gravity sewer network, a separate surface water drainage network, and an irrigation network bringing treated wastewater to and around the stadium from the TSE network located near Al Khor Corniche.

ITS (Intelligent Telecommunications Systems) will be installed, while the street lighting will be provided using energy saving LED street lights.

The project is located in the South of Al Khor. Barriers, warning lights and road signs were installed around the construction site to warn off local residents. A community outreach officer was appointed at the project site to inform residents about the project and coordinate with other service authorities like Al Khor Municipality and other relevant entities.

Safety instructions in ‘Ashghal Road Safety Handbook’ and other applicable quality standards are strictly followed on all construction sites.

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