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Qatar executing three major road projects

December 2014

QATAR is working on three major road development projects worth more than QR9.4 billion ($2.54 billion), said a report.

These are the 9.9-km Dukhan Road (East) project between Bani Hajer interchange and Tilted interchange (near Sidra), the Lusail Expressway and the North Road corridor between Duhail and Al Shamal, reported the Gulf Times citing a report by the country’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal).

The Dukhan Road (East) work is being executed at a cost of over QR3.7 billion ($1 billion). It includes the construction of 6.5 km of dual carriageway which forms part of the main Dukhan Road (East) and 3.4 km of Al Gharafa Road, the report said. The project, which also includes nearly 10 km of microtunnelling for drainage, is likely to be completed in 2017, the report stated.

The 5.3-km Lusail Expressway project will cost the government QR3.57 billion ($980 million).

The road, being built with four lanes in each direction, has provisions for three interchanges at Onaiza, Al Wahda (near Qatar Exhibition Centre) and on the access towards The Pearl-Qatar.

The work, which began in 2012, is expected to be over in the second quarter of 2017.

The North Road corridor upgrade involves adding another lane to the main carriageway between Duhail and Al Khartiyat, as well as dedicated cycle tracks and pedestrian access bridges along the route.

The project is scheduled to be completed in the last quarter of 2016.

Improvements will be made at 11 existing junctions and two new interchanges will also be developed. The project is expected to cost QR2.16 billion ($593 million).

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