Ashghal starts upgrade of Duhail Intersection
January 20 2019 11:38 PM
A computer generated image of Duhail Intersection upgrade project
A computer generated image of the project

 * Upgrade expected to completed in the fourth quarter of 2021
* Reduce travel time by up to 90%
* New interchange will improve traffic flow in all directions
* Partial closure of Duhail Roundabout to facilitate road works

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced the commencement of construction works on its Duhail Interchange Upgrade Project.
Ashghal anticipates that the completed three-level interchange, which will replace the existing Duhail Intersection and alleviate traffic congestion in the area by providing free-flowing and efficient traffic movement in all directions.
A two-phase closure of Duhail Intersection is necessary in order to start work, the authority has said in a statement.
The first phase is scheduled to start on January 25 and traffic movement will be impacted: road users travelling from Al Khafji Street towards Al Gharrafa Street and Doha will not be able to access the roundabout, and road users travelling from Doha towards Al Gharrafa Street or wishing to make a U-turn back towards Doha will not be able to do so via the roundabout.
The second phase will consist of the full closure of Duhail Roundabout.


Partial closure of Duhail Intersection



It will start on February 1 and remain in place for two years.
To reduce inconvenience to the public, Ashghal recently opened a 3.5km road parallel to Al Shamal Road linking the Izghawa and Al Gharrafa areas.
The new road extends from Izghawa Street to Al Oyoun Street and provides exit from and access to Al Shamal Road to serve as an alternative route to Duhail Roundabout.
The Duhail Interchange Upgrade Project consists of a three-level interchange, including two new bridges and 3.3km of main carriageway, valued at approximately QR800mn.
The new bridges will deliver four lanes in each direction, providing free-flowing connectivity from Al Shamal Road towards Doha and Al Khafji Street towards Al Gharrafa Street.
A new signallised junction under Al Shamal Bridge will replace Duhail Roundabout and facilitate the movements that were once possible at Sheikh Faisal Roundabout.
In addition, the project will see the construction of an underpass that will allow road users to exit Al Shamal Road onto the service roads to access the nearby malls.
It will also serve as the connection from Al Gharrafa Street towards Al Shamal.
A total of 5.5km of pedestrian and cycle paths will be constructed parallel to the main carriageway along the Duhail and Gharrafa areas and Al Shamal Road.
The upgrade of Duhail Intersection is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Once completed, it will alleviate traffic congestion and reduce travel time by up to 90%.

Alternate routes: 

West Bay to Al Gharrafa: road users travelling from West Bay via Al Khafji Street heading towards Al Gharrafa have the option of either taking a right turn on Arab League Street or Duhail Street and continue on to Izghawa Interchange, or utilising the ramp at Duhail roundabout to access Al Shamal Road and make an exit at Exit 5 to reach the same interchange.
At Izghawa Interchange, they should take a left on the main bridge towards Izghawa, continuing straight until they reach the second set of traffic signals and take a left turn to join the newly constructed road.
From this point, they will be able to access Al Gharrafa and malls in the area.

West Bay to Doha: road users travelling from West Bay via Al Khafji Street heading towards Doha have the option of taking a right turn on Arab League Street or Duhail Street and continue onto Izghawa Interchange, or utilising the ramp at Duhail Roundabout to access Al Shamal Road and use Exit 5 to reach the same interchange.
At Izghawa Interchange, they should make a U-turn on the main bridge to Al Shamal Road towards Doha

Doha to Al Gharrafa: road users travelling from Doha heading towards Al Gharrafa via Al Shamal Road are to take Exit 5 to reach Izghawa Interchange.
At the interchange, they should take a left on the main bridge towards Izghawa, continuing straight until they reach the second set of traffic signals and take a left turn to join the newly constructed road.
From this point, they will be able to access Al Gharrafa and malls in the area.
l Making a U-turn back to Doha: road users traveling along Al Shamal Road coming from Doha who wish to make a U-turn back to Doha — and would have usually used the roundabout — will be required to use Exit 5 to reach Izghawa Interchange.
At this interchange, they should make a U-turn on the main bridge to Al Shamal Road towards Doha.



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