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Posted On: 2 November 2019 03:52 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:21 pm

New underpass at Mesaimeer Interchange is now open

Binu Cherian
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The Public Works Authority Ashghal opened Saturday a new underpass at the Mesaimeer Interchange with a length of 220 meters to provide a free exit for the E-Ring Road towards Rawdat Al Khail Street. The new underpass is the first of nine underpasses that make up the vital junction, with a capacity of 1,500 vehicles per hour.

Engineer Hassan Al Ghanim said that the newly opened underpass is the first achievement at Mesaimeer Interchange as it is ready for use six months ahead of the planned date with a completion of 65% of junction works. "The underpass connects traffic flow from E Ring road towards Rawdhat Al Khail Street. Road users coming from Al Thumama and Old Airport have direct access to Rawdat Al Khail Street without the need to use the old diversion", Al Ghanim added.

The three-level Mesaimeer Interchange is the first of its kind in Qatar because it contains nine underpasses providing free-flow traffic.

The interchange contains two main bridges connecting Rawdat Al Khail street and the Industrial Area Road in both directions, in addition to connecting the E Ring road with the southern part of Doha Expressway in one direction, which will achieve a great flow of traffic in all directions.

The project is of 6.1 KM length of construction works, with three to four lanes in each direction to accommodate about 20,000 vehicles per hour in both directions.

The new interchange, completed in the second quarter of 2020, will significantly improve traffic, reducing travel time by more than 60%.

This interchange is designed in a distinctive pentagonal shape where it connects five main roads in Doha like: E Ring Road, Doha Expressway, Sabah Al Ahmad corridor, Industrial Area road and Rawdat Alkhail Street.

Source: Press release

Photo credit: Ashghal