As part of North Road Corridor Enhancement
Project, Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ opened to Traffic on Saturday 22nd
October 2016 Izghawa Interchange and the bridge linking Al Huwaila road to the
North Road. The opening was attended by Eng. Nasser Ghaith Al Kuwari, Ashghal’s
Expressway Department Manager, Mr. Mubarak Al Kuwari, Al Daayen Municipality
Director, Mr. Mohamed Said Al Muhannadi, representative of Al Khor and Al
Thakhira Municipality Director, Mr. Rashid Taleb Al Nabet, Director of the
Ministry’s Road Transport Planning Department at the Ministry of Transport and
Communications (MOTC) and a number of MOTC’s officials, Captain Engineer
Muhammad Misfir Al Hajri, Traffic Planning Section Head at the General Traffic
Department, as well as Central Municipal Council members, including, Mr.
Mubarak Fereesh, Mr. Rabeea Hamad Al Kaabi, and Mr. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashidi.
Izghawa InterchangeIzghawa Interchange is regarded as a key
connection in a populated area since it consists of three graded levels,
ranging from a single to four lanes in each direction besides a light signal.
The new junction will make alternative access
roads available from Lusail City to Izghawa area into Al Shamal Road, supposed
to be the main route to commercial projects there.
The intersection, acting as Duhail
Intersection, will also provide better access to local roads as well as
alleviate traffic congestions at the north side of Doha Golf Club, West Bay,
Legtaifiya, Al Khor Coastal Road, and the northwestern side of Lusail
Also, the intersection will be adding more
local access roads to serve smooth flowing traffic into Al Gharrafa, the
southwestern side of the Education City, Al Kharaytiat and Umm Salal Muhammad
in the northwestern side.
had opened a new bridge at Izghawa Interchange to traffic for commuters heading
to Doha on June 30, 2016 and another road linking Al Shamal Road to Lusail City
on September 21, 2016.
Bridge linking Al Huwaila road to the North
RoadLehwaila Interchange is composed of two
separate levels with two and three lanes in each direction.
The new junction links the North Road to Al
Huwaila Road, which was opened to traffic lately, that it will enhance traffic
flowing from and into Ras Laffan area.
Lehwaila Interchange Bridge will help with
free flowing traffic for heavy and light vehicles coming from Ras Laffan and
heading towards Doha via Al Shamal Road.
In addition, the intersection has service
roads which connect the local roads in Al Kaaban Area to Al Huwaila Road.
Road Enhancement Project progress update:As part of the North Road Enhancement
Project, the approximately 5 km Al Khor Link Road (from Al Shamal Road to Ras
Laffan Roundabout at Al Khor) has been opend to traffic after being upgraded
into dual three lanes with street lighting, guard rails, cycle paths, service
roads on one side and multiple entry and exit points to farms on the other side
and high-visibility lane markings for night driving.
Al-Khor Link Road previously was only a dual
two-lane route, severely deteriorated road with no service roads and no street
lightings and guard rails.
The revamp will double the traffic capacity
of the existing road and enable more efficient traffic movement, since the link
road is regarded as an artery which connects the strategic Al Shamal Road to Al
The project also enhances existing utilities
networks in the local area through the installation of water supply lines, TSE
line and electrical and communications cabling.
It is noteworthy that the North Road
Enhancement project comprises the construction of service roads along the North
Road, starting from Al Duhail Interchange to Al Shamal city.
The project is designed to enhance the
connection with the new development projects near the highway, comprises the
construction of two new interchanges in Izghawa and Umm Salal
Mohammed areas, in addition to improvements to three existing
interchanges, including Al Khraitiyat, Al-Kheesa and Lehwaila
Interchange. Al Sakhama and Umm Alamad interchanges are upgraded and opened to
traffic by introducing braiding structures on both sides of the bridge West of
North Road for easy access to the suburbs and to North road.
The contracting company has completed over
80% percent of North Road Enhancement Project, due to be completed in 2017,
achieving over 13 million man hour without Lost Injury Time
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