PMCE has been appointed by Akins Consulting Engineers to provide road safety engineering services on a major new project Project DW068.
Project DW068 is classified by the Public Works Authority as a Category A Project.
Category A projects are described as: “Upgrades of the existing road infrastructure in primarily developed areas which may consider improvements and enhancements to junctions, parking public transport and pedestrian provision if appropriate. It is unlikely that any road widening will be proposed in these areas”.
DW068 covers an area of 1,310 ha, approximately 5km to the west of Doha city centre, broadly bounded by Al Rayyan Road to the north, the Doha Expressway (D Ring Road) to the east, Al Waab Street to the south and Al Furousiya Street to the west.
The study area is bisected by the following roads which lie outside the scope of the project: –
- Al Bustan Highway,
- Rasheeda / Al Khufous, and
- E Ring Road / Wholesale Market Street extension.
To the southwest of the study area lies Sports City which includes the Villagio shopping mall, in addition to a number of sports facilities and stadia. Doha Education City lies to the northwest of the study area.
Land use around the study area is largely single-family residential accommodation in the form of palaces, Qatari villas and compounds with supporting retail, educational and religious facilities. There are significant areas of undeveloped land both within and to the north and east of the study area.
Other significant land uses include the 400,000 sqm (approx) Qatar Police compound, a range of as yet undefined sports facilities and stadia within a proposed extension to Aspire Sports City and PEO recently restored heritage site.
The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (AWQAF) is located in the southeast of the study area, with large parks and open space areas in the south and southwest.