The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) on Monday announced the opening of the 3,700m long Al Khufoos Street that links Al Furousiya Street in the west and Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor to the east and serves Al Murraikh, Al Mehairja and Luaib areas.
The opening of the street coincides with the start of the new academic year and facilitates access to many surrounding schools and nearby sport and business facilities by improving traffic movement, according to a statement.
Highway Projects Department manager engineer Bader Darwish said Al Khufoos Street serves many educational institutions along with commercial and sport facilities such as Aspire Zone and Khalifa International Stadium.
Al Khufoos Street, which earlier had only one lane in each direction, has been expanded with three lanes in each direction to accommodate about 10,000 vehicles per hour, reducing travel time by more than 60%.
It intersects with the vital Al Furousiya Street to connect the traffic coming from Al Rayyan and West Doha passing through Umm Al Jamajim Street, Mehairja Street and Umm Al Tin Street to Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor and Al Amir Street (Doha Expressway) to connect traffic to Al Sadd East.
Al Khufoos Street will provide a direct traffic movement from Doha Expressway without the need to use the parallel Al Waab Street to reach Mehairja, Murraikh and Waab reaching directly to Al Rayyan and Muaither from the vital roads as it provides an alternative route to the parallel Al Waab Street reducing traffic congestion.
Ashghal has set up a median separating the two directions of the traffic in addition to street lighting, smart message systems and road signs. Pedestrian and cycle paths on both sides of the road were completed.
Al Khufoos Street is located in an area that contains many vital facilities such as Khalifa International Stadium, Aspire Zone, Villagio Mall and the Equestrian Club as well as the many educational facilities and schools in the area. It serves the areas of Baaya, Mehairja and Murraikh. The importance of the street increased by its connection to Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor which is of a very vital importance.
Opening of Umm Al Jamajim Street
Al Khufoos Street is integrated with Umm Al Jamajim Street which was opened in 2019 as part of the 1,500m long Al Khufoos Street development project providing direct traffic movement between Al Furousiya Street and Al Waab Street, passing through Al Khufoos Street. Umm Al Jamajim Street improved traffic movement in the area after its development.
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