The prestigious Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor project, being implemented by the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), will witness a major opening by the end of this month, a senior official told Gulf Times.

Engineer Yousef al-Emadi, director of Projects Affairs, explained that work on the project is fast progressing on schedule.

In June, Ashghal announced 70% completion of the project and opened a new 900m bridge along Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor in the Bu Hamour area.

“Openings will be carried out until the end of this year and several parts will be available for traffic,” he said adding that this year will witness several openings of several projects by Ashghal.

Once completed, the corridor will link the south and north parts of Doha without the need to pass through Doha Expressway and 22 February Street.

Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor extends for approximately 25km from Hamad International Airport to Umm Lekhba Interchange on Doha Expressway. Works as part of the corridor include upgrading E Ring, F Ring, Mesaimeer, Al Bustan, Bu Erayyen and Lebday roads and sections of Al Markhiya Street. In addition, Ashghal will enhance 12 km of local and peripheral roads intersecting with the Corridor.

The total road works of the project are approximately 37km. Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor has the longest bridge, deepest and longest bi-directional tunnel. With a length of 1,200m, Qatar's first cable stayed bridge is on the corridor. The unique structure extends from Mesaimeer Road to Al Bustan Street and crosses over Halul Intersection on Mesaimeer Road and Faleh Bin Nasser Intersection on Salwa Road. The works will be completed in 2021.

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