‘Ashghal’ announced the completion of road and infrastructure development works on some streets in Al Sailiya area
30 May 2023News
The Public Works Authority 'Ashghal' announced the completion of road and infrastructure development work on some streets in the Al Sailiya area. An integrated infrastructure of roads and networks has been developed and provided in two main streets, namely Hayr Umm Al Bendeq Street, which connects between Al Sailiya Road and Salwa Road, and South Sailiya Road, which runs perpendicular to Hayr Umm Al Bendeq Street.
In this regard, Eng. Fahad Mohammed Al-Otaibi, Head of West Areas Section at the Roads Projects Department in Ashghal, confirmed that the road and infrastructure development project on a few streets in the Al Sailiya area is a component of an integrated development plan of the Public Works Authority to provide cutting-edge and effective facilities throughout the nation.
Having a network of internal roads and infrastructure networks, he said, would meet the needs of the area's growing population and benefit the populace greatly by improving traffic flow, easing congestion, facilitating travel to and from the Sailiya, and raising the calibre of infrastructure services.
In addition, Eng. Fahad Al-Otaibi emphasised the significance of the project's construction work given the strategic positioning of Hayr Umm Al Bendeq Street and South Sailiya Road, which provide direct access to a large number of residential and educational buildings as well as the Al Sailiya Sports Club and numerous commercial establishments, including Al Sailiya Central Market.
The project involved creating a 5.6 km long integrated network of internal roads, building 3 signal-controlled intersections, converting a roundabout into a signal-controlled intersection, and installing traffic safety features like road signs and road markings. This is in addition to the installation of 268 street lighting poles as part of the deployment of sophisticated lighting systems.
In order to create green spaces and enhance the quality of life in residential areas, the scope of work also included the provision of pedestrian lanes with a length of 11 km, the installation of interlock on a total area of 169,370 square metres, the implementation of beautification projects and green spaces on an area of about 30,568 square metres, and the planting of 665 trees.
A total of 5.8 km of sewage network lines, 11.3 km of surface, groundwater, and rainwater drainage network lines, and 22.4 km of treated sewage network lines designated for irrigation were built as part of the infrastructure development work in Al Hamm Street, Al Sailiya Road, and Umm Al Mawagea Street at the portion that was directly connected to Al Hamm Street.
It is important to note that the Roads and Infrastructure Development Project in Some Streets in the Al Sailiya area implements the authority's strategy to promote the use of local products, with 75% of the project's materials and components coming from within the region. This applies to goods that were previously imported from other nations, such as drainage and water pipelines, lighting poles and lights, traffic signal poles, and other things.