The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced the partial opening of a new intersection and service road on Huwar Street, as part of the Khalifa Avenue Project.
The intersection will provide new entrances on Huwar Street with Al Furousiya Street and Al Luqta Street along with a new connection to Al Luqta Area and Qatar Foundation, in co-ordination with the General Directorate of Traffic, Ashghal has said in a statement.
Engineer Abdullah Qassim, from the Highway Project Department, confirmed that the new signallised intersection will be opened partially alongside the service road on Huwar Street to provide entrances and exits to Al Luqta area from one side and Qatar Foundation from the other, and will link Al Furousiya Street and Al Luqta Street all the way to Al Gharrafa area, which will help improve traffic.
Engineer Abdullah Qasim
Qassim said the authority has accomplished about 95% of works on the Khalifa Avenue Project, which is scheduled to be completed within this year.
He noted that most parts of the project have been opened to traffic, which have contributed immensely to improving vehicular flow in the area as the project connects Al Rayyan Road with Dukhan Road, as well as Al Gharrafa Street, Huwar Street and Al Furousiya Street, while serving the Al Rayyan, Bani Hajer, Al Gharrafa, Al Luqta and Gharrafat Al Rayyan areas.
Qassim explained that Ashghal is currently working to complete the Khalifa Avenue Project, one of the main new arteries that will serve the eastern and western parts of the country and link them to central Doha, as well as the Education City Stadium, one of the 2022 FIFA World Cup venues.
Road users coming from Al Furousiya Street in the direction of Doha or Dukhan will be able to use the exit leading to the Tilted Intersection,
and road users will also be able to make a U-turn or turn left at the new intersection to reach Qatar Foundation Gate No 5.
As for road users coming from the Titled Intersection, they will be able to use the exit to go to Al Furousiya Street, make a U-turn or turn right towards Qatar Foundation Gate No 5.
Moreover, with the opening of the intersection and service road, entry to and exit from Qatar Foundation's Gate No 5 and Al Diyaa Street
will also be available.
The authority will instal road signs advising motorists of the opening and has requested all road users to abide by the existing speed limit and follow road signs to ensure their safety.
'Made in Qatar' project
The Khalifa Avenue Project runs from Al Wajbah Palaca Interchange (west) to the Tilted Interchange (east) - known as Khalifa Avenue, and also along Al Gharrafa Road from Al Rayyan Street (south) to Thani Bin Jassim Street (north), and this part of the project connects with the Titled Intersection.
The project works include the construction of approximately 11.7km of dual carriageway with four lanes in each direction, over a length of about 7.5km, in addition to the construction of five new interchanges, including the Titled Interchange and Gharrafat Al Rayyan Interchange.
Ashghal has stated earlier that the Khalifa Avenue Project is being implemented using Qatari-made materials, which is a clear indication of success in facing the blockade, and it is also a message to the blockading countries that Qatar, under its wise leadership, is continuing to fulfil its ambitious vision and achieve sustainable development.
Also, these accomplishments involve the local contractor effectively, as international companies' work contracts require that local contractors acquire 30% of the work of any project.