Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Industrial Interchange: Two more phases almost ready
Web posted at: 12/1/2009 5:47:51
Source ::: The Peninsula/ By Joyce C Abaño
Plans are afoot to open the Industrial Interchange’s second and third phases in March and April next year.

DOHA: Konstruktor Engineering, the construction company handling the first three phases of the Public Works Authority’s (Ashghal) Industrial Interchange Project, plans to hand over the second and third phases of the project for opening in March and April 2010 respectively.

A structural engineer at Konstruktor Engineering said they plan to hand over the three-lane Al Furusiya Road leading to the Industrial area upper bridge in March 2010 and the overpass in April, the second and third phases of the QR650m project, which is part of the Doha Expressway, to Ashghal. The project is aimed at connecting the north of Doha with the south and the east with west. Konstruktor Engineering, the contractor for the construction of the third phase of the Doha Expressway project, announced that they plan to hand over the 600-metre underpass from Al Furusiya leading to the Industrial Area and the 450-metre overpass from Doha to the Industrial Area in March and April next year respectively.

The Industrial Interchange (Phase III) is part of the overall Doha Expressway project which includes 12 other packages.

Package three includes the construction of an intersection at the north-east corner of the industrial area at the junction of Salwa Road and Al Furusiya Street. The engineer said they have set these target dates for the handing over of the two parts of the project next year, including the 80-metre roundabout.

The Industrial Area Interchange Project comprises 13 phases in total. The project includes the construction of a three-lane dual carriageway, service roads on both sides, and two multi-level interchanges, in addition to the development of the network infrastructure and landscaping work. According to the engineer, Konstruktor Engineering is now seeing to the last phases of the project, like covering the railing, and looking into some of the most important part of infrastructure work on the bridges and some parts of the underpass.

(The project is supposed to be completed in 26 months (October 2008), started in September 2006 - The Peninsula, Wednesday 19/7/2006 July, 2006).

Konstruktor Engineering Qatar, a branch of Croatia-based Konstruktor Inzenjering dd Split, is one of the leading infrastructure developers widely engaged in the construction of civil and industrial engineering projects across the world.

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