Umm Slal Mohammed Interchange has completely opened to traffic as part of North Road Corridor Enhancement project, the Public Works Authority “Ashghal” says. The new junction implemented by Ashghal serves as an access point for the local neighbourhoods of Jeryan Jenaihat, Umm Slal Mohammed and Umm Slal Ali, located east and west of Al Shamal Road.
The interchange is made up of two graded levels, with a main bridge comprising two or three lanes in each direction to cater for 3500 vehicles per hour. Four on-and-off ramps are provided, the southern ones already opened in November 2016 whereas the northern slopes were just delivered in April 2017. The main bridge has two light signals to help organize traffic in all directions and at the four ramps in particular, boosting safety as one of the main goals adopted by Ashghal. Noteworthy, Ashghal had made a partial opening for the junction in November 2016.
Umm Slal Mohammed Interchange will serve mobile local traffic the inhabitants of the crowded Umm Slal Mohammed area along with Umm Slal Ali, Jeryan Jenaihat and Al Kheesa as well. It will provide free flowing traffic from and to Al Shamal Road apart from jams on Al Kheesa Interchange. The new junction will bring in better access for commuters coming from and to Doha and northern areas through the service roads connecting Al Shamal Road.
Also, it will create more connections for travellers heading from the North Road and western side areas towards Jeryan Jenaihat and Al Kheesa along with Community College in Qatar, Qatar University and Al Khor Coastal Road. The intersection will bring in new routes for travellers heading from North Road and eastern side areas towards Umm Slal Mohammed and Umm slal Ali along with Barzaan Market, Umm Slal Healthcare Centre, the new Umm Slal Wholesale Market and many other business and educational facilities around.
Al Shamal Road Milestones
Umm Slal Interchange is part of North Road Corridor Enhancement Project which is completed by over 95% since Ashghal is finalizing Al Kheesa Interchange and the 200 km service roads and cycling and foot paths. Ashghal already opened the vital Al Kharaitiyat Interchange last March to serve areas of Al Kharaitiayt, Leabib, Al Ebb besides nearby highways and businesses as it creates several alternative routes for travelers from and to the North Road.
Also, Ashghal opened late 2016 Izghawa Interchange to bring in alternative routes from Lusail to Izaghawa and Al Shamal Road and businesses around and sharing more traffic with Duhail Interchange. The bridge linking Al Huwaila Road and North Road, enhancing traffic to and from RaasLaffan. The road linking Al Khor and North Road was also completed, a 5 km dual carriageway with three lanes in each direction instead of two lanes in each direction.
Ashghal delivered Umm Birkah Road, as well as Al Sakhama and Umm Al Amad Braiding Bridges to bring in easier access to areas of Al Sakhama, SanaeLehmaidi, Umm Al Amad and Umm Slal. Noteworthy, the North Road Corridor Enhancement project incorporates new services roads 200 km along from Duhail to Al Shamal Town, constructing Izghawa and Umm Slal Mohammed Interchanges, upgrading Lehweilah, Al Kheesa and Al Kharaitiyat Interchanges. Also, the improvements include revamping Al Khor Link Road, Umm Birkah Road and creating new cycling and foot paths.