The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has completed 98% of roads serving the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 stadiums, a giant leap in the country’s preparations for the mega event, a senior official told Gulf Times.
“The remaining works will be completed by the first quarter of 2021,” Projects Affairs director engineer Youssef al-Emadi said on the sidelines of the first phase opening of Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor on Saturday.
About 75% of works have been completed on Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor, which will facilitate access to most of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 stadiums including Ras Bu Abboud, Al Thumama, Al Wakra, Khalifa International and Qatar Foundation stadiums.
"The remarkable achievements were marked by Ashghal despite the unjust blockade imposed on Qatar, al-Emadi observed.
Ashghal has marked a number of milestones in its mission for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 preparations by opening ahead of schedule Al Khor Road and Orbital Highway which provide a direct link with Al Rayyan Stadium, Al Khor Stadium, Lusail Stadium and other sports facilities.
In February, Ashghal announced the completion of development works of roads leading to Al Rayyan Stadium and the streets surrounding Al Bayt Stadium. Ashghal facilitated access to the bus and car parks around the two stadiums and connected many important arterial roads such as Al Khor Road and Al Egda Street as well as Dukhan Highway and Celebrations Street with the stadium. Ashghal developed 5.4km roads surrounding Al Bayt Stadium from the four sides, with three lanes in each direction.
With regard to Al Rayyan Stadium, the works included developing the roads which provide a direct link to and from the stadium with a total length of about 5km and two lanes in each direction. Three signal-controlled intersections and one roundabout were constructed in order to link the stadium with various surrounding facilities.
More than 95% of expressway works serving Al Thumama Stadium was completed with the opening of the new road linking Doha Expressway and Southern Doha Expressway on Mesaimeer Interchange in July. The 7km road enables a direct link with Al Janoub, Ras Bu Abboud and Al Thumama stadiums.
The Al Wakra Main Road Upgrade Project eases traffic to Al Janoub Stadium. The Khalifa Avenue project by Ashghal serves the Education City Stadium. The construction of the roads surrounding the Umm Al Juwashin Petrol Station ensures better access to Al Rayyan Stadium.
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