‘First of its kind’ Mesaimeer Interchange takes shape
November 17 2019 01:11 AM
An aerial view of a bridge.
An aerial view of a bridge.

The Mesaimeer Interchange is the “first of its kind” in Qatar connecting six main roads, namely E-Ring Road, Doha Expressway, the southern part of Doha Expressway, Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor, Industrial Area Road and Rawdat Al Khail Street.
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) said in a statement yesterday that the interchange provides vital a traffic link between the south, central and north of the country.
Also, it links traffic from the south through the southern part of Doha Expressway, the main carriageway of Doha Expressway and North Road.
The interchange also links traffic between the Industrial Area and central Doha through Rawdat Al Khail Street intersecting D-Ring Road, C-Ring Road and B-Ring Road, as well as connecting the neighbourhoods of Nuaija, Al Thumama, Abu Hamour, Al Mamoura and Mesaimeer.
It also provides ease of access to Al Wakrah, Al Wukair and the Industrial Area. The road is located in a busy area that hosts many vital facilities, including the upcoming Al Thumama Stadium, one of the 2022 FIFA World Cup venues.
Three pedestrian bridges have been included in the project to ease people’s access to the stadium.
The interchange also serves many important educational, health and commercial facilities such as the Medical Commission, Qatar Meteorological Department, schools, health centres and commercial entities.
The interchange includes an intelligent transport system wherein surveillance cameras and vehicle number monitors will be installed along with an emergency traffic system to ensure better traffic control.
“The new three-level interchange is the first of its kind in Qatar and includes nine tunnels to provide free-flowing traffic,” Ashghal noted.
The 6.1km long interchange consists of three-four lanes in each direction to accommodate about 20,000 vehicles per hour in both directions.
The interchange also contains two major bridges.
One of them connects Rawdat Al Khail Street and Industrial Area Road in both directions, while the other one connects E-Ring Road with the southern part of Doha Expressway in one direction, ensuring the smooth flow of traffic in all directions.
The interchange also includes pedestrian and bicycle lanes along 23km with three pedestrian bridges.
The Mesaimeer Interchange integrates with Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor linking Al-Wattiyyat Interchange, which is a strategic link between the southern part of Doha Expressway and its main carriageway.
This link provides free-flowing traffic between the north and south of the country through Doha city.
The project is one of the vital interchanges in the country as it consists of two levels comprising three bridges and four underpasses for easy access of vehicles to the neighbourhoods of Al Thumama, Mesaimeer, Abu Hamour, Nuaija, Al Wakrah and Al Wukair.
The interchange is also important in terms of the provision of free-flowing traffic for commuters from these areas to Hamad International Airport, the southern areas, Doha city as well as the northern parts of Qatar.

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