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New part of Qatar's Dukhan Highway opens

by James Henderson on Jun 3, 2014

Part of the Dukhan Highway has been opened.
Part of the Dukhan Highway has been opened.

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Ashghal has announced the opening of a new part of Dukhan Highway Central between Al Rayyan Roundabout (R/A) and Sheehaniya interchange.

Nine kilometres of a four-lane carriageway including an underpass at Al Dehailiyat army camp interchange are now open to traffic.

As part of the project, two underpasses for camels crossing located near Al Rayyan R/A and Al Sheehaniya R/A are now open. In addition, two lanes of the service roads have been opened to traffic in each direction.

The completed works include ten underground electrical sub-stations for power supply and protection for the gas lines and infrastructure networks.

Ashghal recently announced the completion of the New Wajbah underpass, which is also part of the newly constructed Al Wajbah interchange at Dukhan Highway Central expressway project. Two lanes in each direction have been opened to traffic through Al Wajbah underpass.

Dukhan Highway Central project includes the construction of 15 km of a new highway starting from west of the existing Al Wajbah Interchange and ending east of the town of Al Sheehaniya.

The project also comprises a dual carriageway with four lanes, service roads, a cycle track in each direction, the construction of two underpass interchanges; at New Wajbah, and Al Dehailiyat Army Camp.

In addition, a major multi-level interchange 'Rawdat Rashed' will be constructed at the junction of Celebration Road to accommodate access to Al Rayyan Stadium, Mall of Qatar and other construction projects in the area.

The project is part of Ashghal’s Expressway Programme that includes more than 32 major projects.

All projects have been divided into 46 contracts, to create a highway network that will improve journey times and link the north of Qatar to the south from Madinet Al Shamal to Mesaieed.

With 11 projects under construction, the programme is estimated to be completed by 2019.