Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has invited firms to bid by 19 September for a contract to upgrade approximately 6.7 kilometres of arterial roads and nine intersections on Doha’s A-Ring Road.

The section to be improved extends from Al-Diwan Street passing through Msheireb Street heading eastward to Banks and Al-Meena streets.

The scope of works includes full pavement reconstruction, demolition of three buildings, relocation of one substation outside the right-of-way, and the decommissioning and demolition of three substations.

It also includes the improvement of parking and bus stops, crossings and walkways and soft landscaping, in addition to the protection or relocation of existing utilities such as water pipelines and fire hydrants as well as the upgrade of foul sewage lines.

The tender requires firms bidding for the contract to provide a phased temporary traffic management (TTM) plan to minimise traffic disruption in central Doha during the construction.

The upgrading of Doha’s A Ring Road is designed to provide greater traffic capacity and mobility to ease road congestion resulting from Doha’s rapid development.

MEED understands a similar project is planned for for Doha’s B Ring Road as well.