Posted on July 30, 2018

As part of Khalifa Avenue project, the Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ has opened a new flyover on Bani Hajer Interchange that will provide free flow traffic coming from Doha towards  Al Rayyan.

The flyover will largely ensure less transit time and create better traffic since road users on Khalifa Avenue can have a direct access to Al Rayyan Road, sparing the diversions existed in the area around. The new overpass is 1.15 Kilometres long and comprises two lanes that will alleviate traffic pressure and improve movement in the local surroundings and the congested and populous areas there like Bani Hajer, Al Gharrafa and Al Rayyan  as well as serve various vital  facilities like Qatar Foundation’s Education City where thousands of students head for diverse colleges. 

On this occasion, Ashghal’s Highway Department Project Engineer Abdullah Qassim stressed that accomplishing the flyover that connects traffic from Doha with Al Rayyan is part of several openings that happened on Khalifa Avenue project, indicating that up to now Ashghal had opened 6.1 kilometres, Gharrafat Al Rayyan Roundabout along with major parts of Bani Hajer Interchange. “The new flyover comes after consecutive openings of Bani Hajer Interchange, meanwhile minor sections are not fulfilled yet, including the link road from Dukhan towards Al Rayyan along with the Camel Bridge”, he added.

It is noteworthy that approximately 70% of Khalifa Avenue construction works have been accomplished, and the whole project is due to be completed by Q1, 2020.


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Khalifa Avenue Milestones

Bani Hajer Interchange Benefits

Having a vital location, the Public Works Authority converted Bani Hajer Roundabout into a three-level interchange that created free movement to approximately 1500 vehicles per hour. As a result, the junction has become a key access point for three major arteries of Khalifa Avenue, Dukhan Road, and Al Rayyan Road along with the populated areas around.

Ashghal had opened sections of Bani Hajer Interchange, involving an underpass, which links Bani Hajer with Al Rayyan and a 1.3 km Link Bridge between Al Rayyan and Dukhan. Ashghal also opened two right ramps, one receives travellers coming from Doha to Bani Hajer via Khalifa Avenue and the other leads travellers coming from Bani Hajer to Dukhan via Al Shahama Street. Two more loops connecting with Bani Hajer Underpass were opened to link traffic coming from Dukhan to Bani Hajer and from Bani Hajer to Doha in addition to a right turn to exit commuters coming from Al Rayyan Road to Khalifa Avenue towards Doha.


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Khalifa Avenue

The Public Works Authority, ‘Ashghal’, had also opened in December 2017, a 3.1 kilometre-long section of the main carriageway of Khalifa Avenue that stretches from west of Tilted Interchange to east of Bani Hajer Interchange. The opening alleviated traffic congestion on the main road and the local approaches in Al Gharrafa and Bani Hajer and improving traffic movement for the residents there. 

Ashghal also opened Al Wajba Bridge after upgrading the old bridge from two lanes to three lanes, allowing for better traffic flow. Ashghal also opened Al Wajba Bridge after upgrading the old bridge from two lanes to three lanes, allowing for better traffic flow. A uniquely designed roundabout opened; the main road which is the straight section for traffic on Khalifa Avenue goes through the centre of the signal-controlled roundabout. The interchange links north Gharrafat Al Rayyan Street, south Qatar Foundation and west and east of Al Luqta Street.

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). 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 and cycle, pedestrian and camel lanes.