The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has completed 92% of the construction works on Khalifa Avenue Project, which is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2020.
Upon completion, the project will deliver approximately 11.6km of dual carriageway with four lanes in each direction besides seven major interchanges, service roads along the carriageway, in addition to cycling, pedestrian and camel paths, which will be on the south side of Al Luqta Street, the authority said in a statement issued to announce the opening of the Tilted Intersection to traffic as part of the Khalifa Avenue project works.
Ashghal has completed the asphalt works on Al Luqta Main Road, which consists of four lanes in each direction from the east of the Tilted Intersection until the west of the Al Wajbah Interchange.
Ashghal has also opened the two-way parallel service roads, which connect major facilities such as Qatar Foundation, Sidra Medicine and Qatar National Convention Centre.
The authority has opened important sections of the Khalifa Avenue Project, such as those significant at the vital, three-level Bani Hajer interchange. The interchange, which replaced the previous roundabout, accommodates approximately 1,500 vehicles per hour, provides free traffic flow and is a key access to Dukhan Road, Al Luqta Street and Al Rayyan Road, as well as the residential areas around such as Bani Hajer, Al Rayyan, Gharrafat Al Rayyan and Al Gharrafa, the statement pointed out.
The intersection comprises two bridges, two underpasses, three ramps (right-turn exits) and two loops to provide connectivity in all directions. Upon completion, the interchange will boast of a 300m multipurpose bridge, the first of its kind in Qatar, along with cycle and pedestrian paths, according to Ashghal.
The Tilted Intersection is a main link connecting Al Gharrafa, Huwar Street, Al Luqta Street and Khalifa Avenue. It will significantly reduce traffic congestion and travel time for road users heading to Doha, Al Gharrafa, Al Rayyan and Al Luqta, and facilitate access to Gharrafat Al Rayyan, Bani Hajer and Dukhan.
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