Qatar's Ashghal to open 1.6km stretch of road in south of country

Ashghal is to open a 1.6km-long addition to Al Wukair Road to reduce congestion and streamline traffic flow in the south of Qatar

A diagrammatic sketch of the new 1.6km stretch of road in Al Wukair, Qatar.
A diagrammatic sketch of the new 1.6km stretch of road in Al Wukair, Qatar.

Qatar's Public Works Authority, Ashghal, is to open a 1.6km-long stretch of permanent road to ease congestion and improve traffic flow in the south of the country.

Part of the Al Wakrah Bypass Project, the addition to Al Wukair Road is scheduled to open fully today (Sunday, 21 May, 2017).

The 1.6km stretch will feature two flyovers and two lanes for traffic in each direction. Road users will be shifted from the current temporary diversion route onto the new section of the road in two phases.

Traffic travelling westbound towards Al Wukair was diverted on 19 May, 2017, while eastbound vehicles travelling towards Al Wakrah will be diverted from today, according to The Peninsula.

 

To facilitate the road's opening, the junction connecting Al Sakhama Road to Al Wukair Road will be permanently closed in coordination with the Traffic Police Department.

 

Ashghal stated that it is expediting remaining works on the Al Wakrah Bypass Project.

The next section of the project's 11km-long main carriageway is scheduled to open in June 2017.

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