F-Ring Road in Doha nearing completion
Final touches being put to supporting infrastructure on 8km stretch
The F-Ring Road connecting Hamad International Airport (HIA) to the Industrial Area Road is to open by mid-September.
A report by Al Sharq, which quoted a source from the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), revealed contracting companies were finishing the supporting infrastructure on the 8km ring road.
F-Ring Road is expected to reduce pressure on other vital roads, including D-Ring and E-Ring roads. It will also improve connectivity to Salwa Road via E-Ring Road, which will intersect at Al Obaidly Roundabout, now an intersection.
The road starts from Air Force intersection (formerly a roundabout) and passes through South Thumama to West Thumama, via Mesaimeer, behind Barwa Residential Complex (Mesaimeer Masakin), through Woqod Roundabout to merge to Industrial Area Road.
According to the report, construction work on almost all segments of the eight-lane road are nearly complete, including work on a 688-metre long underpass, which also has eight-lanes (for to and fro traffic), each with a maximum width of 3.65m.
Work on a 128-metre long overbridge, part of the road, is also nearing completion. Finishing touches are being given to interlock of the flyover and street pillars are being provided with power.
And work on the installation of a long, 40-inch diameter water pipe is also progressing rapidly.