CCG worked alongside
Qassim Municipality to prepare a comprehensive roads and intersections
guidelines manual in accordance with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.
The Roads and Intersections guidelines manual was designed by CCG's Project Manager Ala’ AlSoud and his team (Eng. Salah Al-Qadi, Eng. Zaki Hussein, Eng. Mohammad Al-Keswani and Eng. Moamar Al-Qararah) and was launched in 2021.
The guide includes technical standards, engineering
specifications and models for the design of roads in the Qassim region and the
city of Buraidah in Saudi Arabia. It establishes integrated, convenient and
multi-way methods that will improve existing roads and help with the
development of new roads and transportation networks.
The instruction manual includes several chapters:
Cross sections & profiles
Traffic control devices & signage
Public services design
The project plan was
prepared according to Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, to provide infrastructure
that supports the economic growth of the region, and supports the building of a
strong economy that lasts well into the future.
The quality and
efficiency of infrastructure is a key indicator of a region’s sustainability
and quality of life, and the transportation and roads network is considered to
be one of the most important pillars supporting the sustainability of modern
Qassim’s location is
very important and has contributed to and encouraged the growth of its
activities. It has formed a transit area for most commercial flights within the
Kingdom, as well as flights for Hajj and Umrah, and its accelerated pace of
growth has contributed to an increase in the economy, trade and exchange
between Qassim and its neighboring regions.
Saudi Arabia, and especially the city of Buraidah, have
grown over the past decades, with an accelerated transition from it being a
small city with a simple and homogenous urban character, to becoming a large
city with various urban patterns that is continuing to grow. Despite the many
positives of this journey, this rapid pace of growth has contributed to an
increased population density that requires a solution to better its
The project was
conducted in accordance with the executives of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s
Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020 to pave the way,
guide designers and implementers in this field, and set the most important
engineering standards to adhere to when creating road networks. It is the cornerstone
and key reference for the basic principles for all those related to the field
of transportation and roads in the region.
The guide is part of
the implementation of Qassim Municipality’s strategic transportation plan. It
is used as a prime reference when setting up engineering blueprints in relation
to any route within the scope of the Municipality of Al Qassim or Buraidah
City. It is necessary for those supervising the development to abide by the
specified measurements and characteristics.
It will be updated periodically, to keep on top of
scientific developments in the field of infrastructure works and to encourage
innovation and ensure efficiency and modernity of new roads and transportation