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Ashghal Announces Opening of a New Part of Dukhan Highway Central Extending Over 9 km

The 42.5km Dukhan Highway project

The 42.5km Dukhan Highway project

 The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ has announced the opening of a new part of Dukhan Highway Central between Al Rayyan Roundabout (R/A) and Sheehaniya interchange. Nine kilometres of a four lane carriageway including an underpass of Al Dehailiyat Army Camp interchange are now open to traffic, ‘Ashghal’ said in a press release issued here Monday.
As part of the project, two underpasses for camels crossing located near Al Rayyan R/A and Al Sheehaniya R/A are now open. In addition, two lanes of the service roads have been opened to traffic in each direction.
To increase the safety of road users, crash barriers measuring 18 thousand metres have been installed as medians and driving speed has been limited to 120 km per hour.
The completed works include ten underground electrical sub-stations for power supply and protection for the gas lines and infrastructure networks.
‘Ashghal’ recently announced the completion of the New Wajbah underpass, which is part of the newly constructed Al Wajbah interchange at Dukhan Highway Central expressway project. Two lanes in each direction have been opened to traffic through Al Wajbah underpass.
Considered as one of the most important sections of the road network in Qatar, Dukhan Highway Central expressway project will provide a modern highway that will improve the traffic flow between Doha and west of Qatar.
This project will serve the residents of al Sheehaniya as well as the adjacent areas especially those who work in Dukhan area and in the north of Qatar.
Dukhan Highway Central project includes the construction of 15 km of a new highway starting from west of the existing Al Wajbah Interchange and ending east of the town of Al Sheehaniya. The project also comprises a dual carriageway with four lanes, service roads and cycle track in each direction.
Commenced in April 2011, the project also includes the construction of two underpass interchanges; at New Wajbah, and Al Dehailiyat Army Camp. In addition, a major multi-level interchange “Rawdat Rashed” will be constructed at the junction of Celebration Road to accommodate access to Al Rayyan Stadium, Mall of Qatar and other construction projects in the area.
Significant enhancements to the local utility networks have been implemented on essential utility infrastructure such as water and TSE (Treated Sewage Effluent) supply, electrical and communication cabling.
The project is part of Ashghals’ Expressway Programme that includes more than 32 major projects. All projects have been divided into 46 contracts, to create a vital highway network that will improve journey times and link the north of Qatar to the south from Madinet Al Shamal to Mesaieed. With 11 projects under construction, the programme is estimated to be completed by 2019.

Source : Qatar News Agency


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