Salwa Road underpasses set for mid-March opening

Contractors confirm that three underpasses are due for completion

Three more underpasses on Salwa Road in Doha are expected to be formally opened to traffic soon.
Three more underpasses on Salwa Road in Doha are expected to be formally opened to traffic soon.

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Three more underpasses on Salwa Road in Doha are expected to be formally opened to traffic in the third week of March, helping alleviate congestion on this important road project.

Contractors confirmed to Gulf Times that they had been informed by the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) to complete the remaining work on the underpasses by 15 March.

One of the four underpasses at Ain Khalid was opened early this year. The remaining three, known as Qatar Decoration, Central Market and Aziziya, are scheduled to be inaugurated later this month.

Officials said though authorities have not set any specific date for the opening of the underpasses between Midmac and Safari Hypermarket close to the Industrial Area, this can happen "anytime around mid-March".

Ashghal officials have announced previously that the entire Salwa Road expansion project, with a total budget of $436.8m (QR1.59bn), is expected to be completed by September.

The project forms part of Ashghal's Expressway programme, a nationwide road infrastructure scheme expected to deliver more than 30 highway projects across the country, including new and upgraded freeways and arterial roads.

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