Qatar: Ashghal to begin work on 2.2km underpass

Date: 30 Mar 2017

Qatar’s Public Works Authority, Ashghal, is set to start construction work on a 2.2km underpass that will span the northern and southern areas of Al Gharrafa.

To enable construction, traffic on Tilted Roundabout will be diverted to a parallel intersection from 31 March, with an expected operation period of nine months.

The new road layout will enable Ashghal to accelerate construction of the proposed Tilted Interchange, a two-level interchange that will facilitate free-flowing movement at the intersection of Al Luqta Street and Al Gharrafa Road.

According to Ashghal, the road change will modify the existing roundabout into a signal-controlled intersection. Road users travelling on Al Luqta Street, Al Gharrafa Street, and Huwar Street will experience a slight deviation from the existing road alignment before reaching the signalised interchange.

Ashghal noted that it will not reduce the existing number of lanes on Al Luqta Street, Al Gharrafa Street, and Huwar Street. The temporary road layout on Al Luqta Street and Al Gharrafa Street will still provide three lanes in each direction, while Huwar Street will still provide two lanes in each direction.

To ensure the safety of road users, the speed limit on Al Luqta Street will be reduced to 50km/h.


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