As much as 82% of Al Wakra Main Road Upgrade Project are nearing completion, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has informed through its website.
The completion is scheduled for the first quarter of 2022.
While announcing the completion of the works of the Pearl Intersection on Al Wakra Main Road, Ashghal recently announced that it has completed 82% of the road works.
The recent openings are integrated with Al Wakra Metro Station, one of Qatar Rail's main stations
Once complete, the project will improve traffic conditions between Doha, Al Wakra, and the southern areas of the country, while reducing pressure on existing roads in other areas of Al Wakra by 60%.
Apart from the Pearl Intersection, Ashghal has so far completed many components of the project.
The intersection between Al Wakra Road and Ras Bu Fontas Street, which is located on Al Wakra Tunnel, has been partially opened to traffic.
The recent openings are integrated with Al Wakra Metro Station, one of Qatar Rail's main stations.
Al Wakra main road creates a strategic link between Doha and Al Wakra as it is directly connected to the newly-opened Expressway projects of G-Ring Road and the southern part of Doha Express Highway
As part of the works, Ashghal moved the iconic Pearl structure to Al Wakra Souq, near Al Farda Roundabout, to enable the reconstruction of the Pearl Roundabout into a signal-controlled intersection as part of Al Wakra Main Road Upgrade Project.
The development includes the conversion of the Pearl, Ooredoo, and Afja (known as Jabal roundabout) roundabouts to signalised intersections.
Additionally, two new signalised intersections will be constructed in Al Razi Street and towards Al Wukair Road.
In order to provide residents with options to pursue a healthy lifestyle, Ashghal is setting up pedestrian and cycle paths as part of the project.
The 6.1km paths extend from the Airport interchange to the Ras Bu Fontas metro station.
Al Wakra Main Road serves a large number of neighbourhoods and residential and commercial complexes in Al Wakra and Al Wukair.
The vital expressway project in the southern area will alleviate traffic for commuters coming from Al Wakra and directly heading to Doha in the north and to Mesaieed in the south.
The upgraded road extends for 9km, with traffic capacity to be upgraded from two to three lanes in each direction.
Al Wakra Main Road creates a strategic link between Doha and Al Wakra, as it is directly connected to the newly-opened Expressway projects of G-Ring Road and the southern part of Doha Express Highway.
Additionally, it serves the residential complexes, located on both the eastern and western sides of the road.
The main road of Al Wakra will also be integrated with the metro station.
The upgrade of Al Wakra main road is one of the key projects of Qatar’s expressway network.
It will have a significant positive impact on the traffic movement in the country’s southern areas.
Several leisure facilities are accessible via Al Wakra main Road, including Al Wakra Old Souq, Al Wakra family beach, and Al Wakra Celebration Halls.
Also, it integrates with other major roads of the recently-opened highway network such G Ring Road, Mesaieed Road, and the southern part of Doha Expressway (Al Wakra Bypass Road), which is connected with Al Janoub Stadium, one of the venues hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.