The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has partially opened Al Wakra Souq Intersection on Al Wakra Main Road in co-ordination with the General Directorate of Traffic, it was announced Tuesday.
The opening was carried out after turning the old roundabout into a signalised junction to connect Al Wakra Road and Mesaieed Road. The works are a part of Al Wakra Main Road Upgrade Project.

Engineer Saleh al-Sheeba

The opening included two lanes in each direction on Al Wakra Road and Mesaieed Road towards Pearl Roundabout and Doha and two lanes in each direction between Al Shati Street Street and Ras Al Jabal Street.
Al Wakra Souq Intersection is a major link located at the southern entrance of Al Wakra to connect the traffic coming from Mesaieed Road and the southern part of the Doha Expressway in the direction of Al Wakra Road to facilitate access to west Al Wakra.
The new intersection will facilitate access to many vital facilities such as Al Wakra Family Beach, Al Wakra Old Souq, Government Service Complex, as well as a large number of residential and commercial compounds along Al Wakra Road. Also, it will enhance traffic to Al Janoub Stadium through its proximity to the southern part of the Doha Express Highway leading to the World Cup Stadium.

Another view of Al Wakra Souq Intersection on Al Wakra Main Road

The Intersection is also an extension to Al Wakra Main Road connected to Al Wakra station where Al Wakra Road integrates with the Redline of Qatar Rail on its median to link Al Wakra and Doha through the two major stations of Al Wakra and Ras Bu Fontas.
By the end of 2020, the Public Works Authority will complete the conversion of the Pearl Roundabout to a signalised intersection. Additionally, two new signalised intersections will be constructed in Al Wakra Road, Al Razi Street and Al Wukair Road.

While announcing the opening, engineer Saleh al-Sheeba from the Highway Projects Department at Ashghal the new opening will ensure traffic movement in all directions coming and leading to Al Wakra, Mesaieed and Al Wukair.
“The intersection will facilitate traffic between Al Wakra and Mesaieed and provide different routes for road users coming from Mesaieed towards Al Wakra and Doha. It will also facilitate traffic for those coming from Al Wakra towards Al Wukair and Al Janoub Stadium,” he added.

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