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Traffic Impact Analysis, Qatar

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Project Description

Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC), is located about 70km north of Doha and spread over an area of approximately 200 square kilometers.  Its strategic position as a global hub has resulted in attracting world-scale oil and gas processing and manufacturing industries to develop and utilize the natural gas deposits offshore of Qatar. Currently various multinational companies operate a range of industries including Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Gas To Liquids (GTL), petrochemicals and power plants in RLIC.

RLIC is managed and administered by the Industrial Cities Directorate of Qatar Petroleum. It has identified three major projects, whose traffic generation will add significantly to the current, as well as anticipated levels of traffic, which will be generated by new projects within RLIC. The aim of the traffic impact study is to identify, analyze and quantify the anticipated impact of the additional traffic from these three major projects and to propose mitigating measures for any adverse impacts that have been identified.


i) Data collection, analysis and evaluation of current traffic patterns for all modes of transport (Cars, Buses and Trucks), as well establish the capacity of the existing roads/road junctions/underpasses/security gates etc.

ii) Evaluation and analysis of the impact of traffic that will be generated by the three respective projects

iii) Establishment of the required level of service relating to the transportation of goods and security services  for the three major projects

v) Preparation of detailed recommendations (Actions, timing, responsible party, anticipated cost) to ensure safe traffic flow to-and-from RLIC as well as within RLIC.

vi) Evaluation of the capacity and the proposed improvements

vii) Evaluation of the operation requirements of the new security gates