Ashghal opens part of North Canal Crossing Bridge
The first part of the North Canal Crossing Bridge is due to be completed in the final quarter of 2017, with the first section opened to the public.
The Lusail Expressway Project is advancing with another section partially opened.
Public Works Authority, Ashghal, has partially opened the North Canal Crossing (NCC) Bridge to the public.
After the completion of its first phase of delivery and forming part of the Lusail Expressway project, the bridge was partially opened on Friday 18 November 2016.
Providing two lanes in each direction, the opened section is set to reduce travel times to the Legtaifiya area and will provide stress-free access to Lusail City and the north areas of Qatar.
Located between the Lusail City and north of the Pearl Interchange currently under construction, the North Canal Crossing Bridge will be 200-metre-long with the upgrade due to be completed in the final quarter of 2017. The opened part of the bridge forms a section of the permanent road.
Ashghal has confirmed that it is committed to the preservation of local marine ecology throughout construction of the North and South Canal Crossings and has applied a monitoring programme which uses marine conservation techniques to regularly measure environmental conditions and seagrass health.