Dukhan Highway Road, the Public Works Authority’s (Ashghal) yet another major project, is nearing completion.
The project forms one of the major components of Ashghal’s multi-billion dollar Five Year Plan. The highway that starts from Thani bin Jasem Interchange and ends at Zekrit Interchange near Dukhan Industrial Area, is aimed at easing the traffic congestion between Doha and the western parts of Qatar, Ashghal officials said. New roads with many interchanges and tunnels are constructed as part of establishing a modern road network in line with international standards. In addition, Ashghal has also upgraded existing roads with more bridges.
The project covers Shahaniya, Zekrit, Jamiliyya and other towns in the western zone of Qatar. The road project is also marked by specially developed tunnels for the safe crossing of camels and other animals at different stretches of the road.
The East Shahaniyya –Zekrit stretch forms the last phase of the project. The construction of the 42km stretch is fast progressing. This stretch includes construction of four-track dual carriageway, replacing the existing single-track dual carriageway. This stretch is also marked by underpasses and bridges, underground utility pipelines and
Ashghal officials attributed the presence of ground water, the passage of Rawdat-al- Fars and the need for micro tunneling to the delay in the completion of the project.
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