The Public Works Authority, Ashghal, yesterday opened a 3.1km section of the main carriageway of Khalifa Avenue, stretching from the west of Tilted Interchange to east of Bani Hajer Interchange.
Senior officials were present at the inauguration of the new underpass, including Ashghal’s Expressway Department manager Yousef al-Emadi, Traffic Safety and Engineering Department manager Brigadier Mohamed Maarifiya, along with a number of Ashghal’s project engineers.
The opening of the new section will ease traffic congestion on the main road and the local approaches in Al Gharrafa and Bani Hajer and improve traffic movement for the residents there.
Ashghal also opened Al Wajba Bridge after upgrading the old bridge from two lanes into three allowing for better traffic flow.
Also opened yesterday was a newly-designed roundabout. The main road, which is the straight section for traffic on Khalifa Avenue, will go through the centre of the signallised roundabout.
The interchange links north Gharrafa Al Rayyan Street, south Qatar Foundation and west and east Al Luqta Street.
Al-Emadi stressed that the new section will create easy connectivity to the neighbouring facilities including Education City, Sidra Medical and Research Centre and the Qatar National Convention Centre.
“A total of 61% of the construction of the project has been accomplished which once completed will be a major artery linking Dukhan Rayyan Corridor to Central Doha and serve the Qatar Foundation Stadium for FIFA 2022 World Cup”, 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).
The project works include the construction of approximately 11.6km 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.
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