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Posted On: 7 December 2019 02:47 pm
Updated On: 7 December 2019 02:54 pm

Ashghal opens second underpass at Mesaimeer Interchange

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The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ has announced the opening of the second underpass within Mesaimeer Interchange with a length of 1 KM easing commuters free flow from E-Ring road heading to Industrial Area Road, starting on Friday, 6th December 2019. This opening is designed in coordination with the Traffic Department, Ministry of Interior (MoI).

The new underpass is around 1 KM in length consisting of one-way traffic with two lanes and emergency lane connecting the E Ring Road with the Industrial Area Road with a capacity of around 4000 vehicles per hour.

At the beginning of November 2019, Ashghal had opened the first underpass linking traffic between E Ring Road and Rawdat Al Khail Street, and thus two out of nine tunnels at the interchange being completed so far.

On this occasion, Eng. Hassan Al Ghanim has confirmed that the newly opened underpass is the second achievement at Messaimer Interchange after the opening of the first underpass in November, which was completed six months ahead of scheduled delivery. He also noted the speedy works of the Interchange completing 76% of total works so far.

The new underpass connects the E-Ring road with the Industrial Area Road easing commuters’ access from Al-Thumama and Old Airport areas without the need of using the existing diversion, resulting in less travel time and free-flow traffic.

Temporary Traffic Diversion:
In order to complete the works in the newly opened underpass, a 12-hour closure will be implemented at Mesaimeer Interchange for traffic coming from E Ring Road towards Doha Expressway and Industrial Area Road on Friday 06/12/2019 from 1 AM until 3 PM.

Commuters from E Ring Road towards Doha Expressway and Industrial area Road can turn right on Rawdat Al Khail Street and take the U Turn at the next Roundabout to reach their destinations.

Features of Mesaimeer Interchange
The newly constructed Interchange consists of three levels, the first of its kind in Qatar, containing nine underpasses providing free flow of traffic. Besides, it contains two main bridges, one of them connecting Rawdat Al Khail Street and the Industrial Area Road and vice versa, and the other one connecting E Ring Road with Doha Expressway South in one direction, ensuring free flow traffic in all directions and connecting the main strategic roads together.

The project includes 6.1 KM length of construction works and it can intake 20,000 vehicles per hour in both directions on completion.

The Interchange will be operational by the second quarter of 2020 and will play a major role in improving the traffic movement and saving more than 60% of travel time.

According to Ashghal in coordination with General Directorate of Traffic, the second 1-kilometer underpass at Mesaimmer Interchange opened Friday, 6 December 2019. This provides free-flow traffic from E-Ring road heading for Industrial Area road.

Source: Ashghal.gov.qa