18 March 2017 (QNA)
First phase of Al Rayyan Road Upgrade Project opened today in the presence of Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, Minister of Transport & Communications, Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi, Minister of Municipality and Environment, Dr. Eng. Saad bin Ahmed Al Muhannadi, President of the Public Works Authority and a number of senior officials from the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Public Works Authority, the General Directorate of Traffic in the Ministry of Interior, and Al Rayyan Municipality.
A presentation was given to the ministers and guests on the various aspects of 2.9 Kms long project starts from West of Khalid Bin Abdullah Al-Attiyah Roundabout (New Al Rayyan Roundabout) to East of Bani Hajer Roundabout. A tour was given of the project site, particularly the underpasses of Al Qalaa and Al Shafi interchanges which were opened to traffic.
The Minister of Transport and Communications, congratulated the Public Works Authority for completing the project before its deadline, pointing out that the road is complete under all standards, even with regards to infrastructure. It includes dedicated tunnels to avoid the need to disrupt the road in order to implement maintenance works.
He said that the road is modern and will bring a smooth traffic flow until completion of the remaining part, especially that the works continue at a faster pace to finish the rest of the project phases. He noted that the project achieved significant progress, and that the first phase was completed before its deadline.
Minister expressed his gratitude to all authorities concerned with this project, and the efforts made by all parties concerned as well as the General Directorate of Traffic.