Posted on December 14, 2017

The Public Works Authority, ‘Ashghal’ opened on Thursday Evening, 14/12/2017,a 3.1 kilometre-long section of the main carriageway of Khalifa Avenue to stretch from west of Tilted Interchange to east of Bani Hajer Interchange.

Senior officials were present in the inauguration of the new underpass, including Ashghal’s Expressway Department Manager Eng. Yousef Al Emadi, Traffic Safety and Engineering Brigadier Mohammed Maarifiya,along with a number of Ashghal’s project engineers. The opening will alleviate traffic congestion on the main road and the local approaches in Al AlGharrafa and BaniHajer and improving traffic movement for the residents there. Ashghal also opened Al Wajba Bridge after upgrading the old bridge from two lanes into three lanes, allowing for better traffic flow.

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First ever in Qatar, a newly designed roundabout opened; the main road which is the straight section for traffic on Khalifa Avenue will go through the center of the signalized roundabout.The interchange links north Gharrafat Al Rayyan Street, south Qatar Foundation and west and east Al Luqta Street. On this occasion, Expressway Department Manager Eng. Yousef Al Emadi stressed that the new section would create easy connectivity to the neighbouring facilities including Education City, Sidra Medical and Research Centre (Sidra) and Qatar National Conference Centre (QNCC).

“61% of the construction has been accomplished of the project which once completed, it will be a major artery linking Dukhan Rayyan Corridor to Central Doha and serve the World Cup 2022 Qatar Foundation Stadium.”, he said. Khalifa Avenue project runs from the Al-Wajbah Palace Interchange (west) to the Tilted Interchange (east) and along Al-Gharrafa Road from Al-Rayyan Street (south) to Thani bin Jassim Street (north).

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The project works include the construction of approximately 11.6 km of dual carriageway with four lanes in each direction replacing a three-lane way besides seven major free-flowing interchanges, service roads, and auxiliary lanes along sections of the road.