The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) Sunday said it has "completed 95% of the expressway works serving Al Thumama Stadium" following the opening of a new 7km road, linking Doha Expressway and Southern Doha Expressway at Mesaimeer Interchange, opening to traffic, on Saturday.

 The route offers a direct link with Al Janoub, Ras Abu Aboud and Al Thumama stadiums, all of which are venues for the FIFA 2022 World Cup, as it integrates with other major arteries running from Umm Besher Interchange on G-Ring Road and Southern Doha Expressway, through Al Wetiyyat Interchange on Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor, onto Mesaimeer Interchange along with Doha Expressway, E-Ring Road, Industrial Area Road and Rawdat Al Khail Street, according to Ashghal.