The Public Works Authority’s (Ashghal) prestigious “22 February Interchange” project will be completed by August-September 2009, said senior officials of theTraffic and Patrol Department; and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) here yesterday.
Talking to reporters here yesterday, Brigadier Mohammed Abdul Rahim Marafa, Head of Planning, Safety and Radar, Department of Traffic and Patrol; and Mohammed Marwan Mohsen, Project Engineer, Road Affairs-Project Department, Ashghal said the project work was fast progressing and the main street of the Interchange will be thrown open to traffic during coming summer.
The project forms one of the major components of Ashghal’s ambitious multi-billion-riyal Doha Expressway project. The total length of the street is about 6km on the Doha Expressway and 5.5km along access road to the highway. It includes four major interchanges namely, Omar bin Khatab Interchange, Rayyan Street Interchange, Al Saad Interchange and Jowan Interchange. The proportion of infrastructure works and road works in the project is 45 percent and 55 percent respectively.
Omar bin Khatab Interchange Intersects Makkah Street with Doha Expressway and it includes construction of a tunnel in the direction of Makkah Street with two lanes and shoulders in each direction along 395 metres with 120 metres covered, in addition to re-construction of 518 meters along Makkah Street.
The Rayyan Street Interchange will have four levels, including a 800 metres long Rayyan tunnel with three lane dual carriageway and side shoulders; Rayyan bridge with two-lance dual carriageway along 800 metres towards New Rayyan Street; link road with two lanes and shoulders Street.
The Al Saad Interchange project covers reconstruction of Al Saad Street along 1200 metres, which intersects with Doha Expressway, reconstruction of Al Saad Tunnel on the direction of Al Saad Street with two-lane dual carriageway along 700 metres out of which 180 metres covered. Hundred percent of excavation works are over and almost 60 percent of the construction works have been completed.
The Jowan Interchange project includes the reconstruction of the street along one kilometer to intersect with the Expressway. Jowan Tunnel, a major portion of the project, will be constructed towards the Expressway and it will have three lane dual carriageways and should protection along 700 meters with 90 meter covered.
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