East Industrial Street upgrading work starts
June 11 2018 09:05 PM
An illustration of an intersection in the proposed East Industrial Street expansion
An illustration of an intersection in the proposed East Industrial Street expansion

Doha

Ashghal has embarked upon the implementation of the QR730mn East Industrial Street Extension Upgrade Project, for a distance of approximately 2.5km. The project area is located between East 33 Street Interchange on the Industrial Area Road and Aba Al Saleel Interchange on G-Ring Road. The expected completion is by the first quarter of 2020.

The construction will incorporate the revamping of the mainline road, expanding the carriageway from two lanes in each direction into three lanes each besides converting three roundabouts into three at-grade intersections along with two cycling and pedestrian underpasses. The upgrade will increase road capacity up to 6,000 vehicles per hour, which is expected to reduce the travel time, by almost 50%. 
The road is an access point for key expressways which receive thousands of cars daily along with the trucks leading to the Industrial Area from Hamad Port via Hamad Port Road and from Doha via Industrial Area Road and G-Ring Road.
It will also create better access for traffic movement from Al Furousiya Street and Salwa Road towards Hamad Port and Mesaieed Road. 
To facilitate the construction of the East Industrial Street Extension project, the authority will close the lanes coming from Aba Al Saleel Interchange on the G-Ring Road towards East 33 Street Interchange between June 13 this year and September 1, 2019.
During the detour, designed in co-ordination with the General Directorate of Traffic, traffic will be diverted east to the nearby Al Hefain Interchange on G-Ring Road in place of Aba Al Saleel Interchange. 
Travellers, heading from the Hamad Port Road or G-Ring Road for East Industrial Area or local roads located between Street 37 and Street 52, can use Al Hefain Interchange, continue straight on Umm Al Seneem Street to Umm Al Saneem Interchange, aka Karwa Interchange, before turning left into Industrial Area Road till East 33 Street Interchange, turn left into the East Industrial Street extension towards East Industrial Area (as illustrated on the map).
Travellers, heading from the Hamad Port Road or G-Ring Road for West Industrial Area or Salwa Road, can use Al Hefain Interchange, continue straight on Umm Al Seneem Street to Umm Al Saneem Interchange, aka Karwa Interchange, before turning left into Industrial Area Road till East 33 Street Interchange, turn right into East Industrial Street towards West Industrial Area and Salwa Road (as shown on the map).
Commuters, heading from the Hamad Port Road or G-Ring Road for Asian City and Qatar Racing Club, can also use Al Hefain Interchange, continue straight on Umm Al Seneem Street then take left the signal lights prior to Karwa Interchange to access Street 1110
Those heading from the East Industrial Street for Asian City and Qatar Racing Club can also use Industrial Area Road, continue straight to Karwa Interchange then take right into Umm Al Seneem Interchange.



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