The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) started implementing the project of developing Al Wakra main road with a length of 9.2 km in three phases, at a total cost of about 600mn riyals to be completed in the third quarter of 2020. The project comes as part of Ashghal's plan to complete works on the road network in the southern area of the country, following the recent openings of roads that serve the southern area.
Works will include widening the road to three lanes to accommodate 6000 vehicles per hour in each direction instead of two lanes, as the project will include constructing four new intersections and upgrading the existing roundabouts to signal-controlled intersections. Works also include constructing a tunnel, which provides a free traffic flow in both directions. The project also includes the construction of bicycle and pedestrian paths running for a length of 6.1 km from the airport interchange to the Ras Bufuntas Rail Station.
Al Wakra main road creates a strategic link between Doha and Al Wakra, as well as serves a large number of neighborhoods, residential and commercial complexes in Al Wakra, Al Wukair, Barwa City and Al Wakra Market. It is one of the key projects in the southern area given that it will ease movement of Al Wakra resident directly towards Doha in the north and to Mesaieed in the south.
To implement the development of Wakra main road, Ashghal will close the route from Al Mashaf and Al Wakir and Al Wakra Test Center to Doha from Saturday until the first quarter of 2020.
Source: Government of Qatar