Dukhan Highway partially open to traffic at MoQ
Access to the MoQ complex has been expedited with the opening of a 3.3km stretch of the Dukhan Highway in front of the mall
Public Works Authority, Ashghal, has announced that a 3.3km stretch of the Dukhan Highway in front of the Mall of Qatar has reopened to traffic this week.
After months of construction and detours, the new road should speed up travel times between Doha and Al Shahaniyah.
This forms part of the $384m (QAR1.4bn) Dukhan Highway Central project, set to develop the 15km route that connects central Doha via Al Shahaniyah to the western town which has a Qatar Petroleum base, HMC’s Cuban Hospital, and Richard Serra’s East-West desert installation.
The new road has four lanes in each direction and it will replace the previous temporary routes.
A speed restriction of 80km/h will be in place temporarily on the new section of road while construction continues on adjacent routes.
The mall is due to have a soft opening on 29 October, with many of its stores in fit-out stage, for example Carrefour announcing that it had already achieved 90% completion of its fit-out process.
The newly opened length of road is part of a reconstruction of Al Jahhaniya interchange, set to be completed by the end of this year.
The four-level junction will connect the highway to local residential and business properties, and Al Rayyan Stadium which will host 2022 FIFA World Cup.