The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) today announced the opening of the first 13km phase of the Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor from Umm Lekhba Interchange to Bu Hamour Bridge. The opening was carried at a function, held at Bu Hamour and it marked the opening of a total of seven bridges and one tunnel. These included the country's first cable-stayed bridge that's part of the corridor.
#Ashghal: Opening the 13km first phase of Sabah Al-Ahmad Corridor from Umm Lekhba I/C to Bu Hamour Bridge shifting traffic to complete the project to open it fully to traffic in Q1, 2021 in presence of officials from #Ashghal, MOTC, Traffic, CMC & Contracting Company pic.twitter.com/VUMxQnsV5A— هيئة الأشغال العامة (@AshghalQatar) September 12, 2020
Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor extends for approximately 25km from Hamad International Airport to Umm Lekhba Interchange on Doha Expressway. The total road works of the project are approximately 37km.
Once completed, Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor will link the south and north parts of Doha without the need to pass through Doha Expressway and 22 February Street. Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor extends for approximately 25 km from Hamad International Airport to Umm Lekhba Interchange on Doha Expressway.
Works as part of the corridor include upgrading E Ring, F Ring, Mesaimeer, Al Bustan, Bu Erayyen and Lebday roads and sections of Al Markhiya Street. In addition, Ashghal will enhance 12 km of local and peripheral roads intersecting with the Corridor. The total road works of the project are approximately 37 km. Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor has the longest bridge, deepest and longest bi-directional tunnel. With a length of 1200 m, the cable-stayed bridge on the corridor extends from Mesaimeer Road to Al Bustan Street and crosses over Halul Intersection on Mesaimeer Road and Faleh Bin Nasser Intersection on Salwa Road. The entire project is all set to be completed in 2021.
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