The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) opened a 1-km long uni-directional tunnel with one lane at Gharrafat Al Rayyan Interchange along Al Luqta Street.
The new tunnel which forms part of Ashghal's Khalifa Avenue project enables direct free-flow connectivity from Gharrafat Al Rayyan to Doha.
The project engineer, Abdulla Qasim advised that the tunnel will accommodate up to 2,000 vehicles per hour and anticipates that it will alleviate traffic congestion at Gharrafat Al Rayyan Interchange, for road users travelling from Gharrafat Al Rayyan to Doha.
According to him, road users can also expect to benefit from travel time reduction of up to 30% on their commute from Gharrafat Al Rayyan to Doha.
The Public Works Authority recently opened a 3-km stretch of the main carriageway providing four lanes in each direction along Al Luqta Street spanning from west of Tilted Intersection until after Gharrfat Al Rayyan Interchange after completing the last layer of asphalt.
In addition to the main carriageway, approximately 3km of parallel service roads with two lanes in each direction, were commissioned providing efficient connectivity to key stakeholders such as the prestigious Qatar Foundation, Sidra Medical and Research Centre and Qatar National Convention Centre.
To date, Ashghal has completed 75% of construction works on Dukhan Highway East project which is scheduled to be completed in Q3 2020.
Upon completion, the project will deliver 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 and cycle, pedestrian and camel lane which will be on the South side of Al luqta Street.