With nearly 40 per cent of the work on Dukhan Highway East development already competed (including the construction of bridges, tunnels and asphalt laying work), the project is on track for launch by the second quarter of 2019, said senior officials from Qatar's Public Works Authority (Ashghal).
The Dukhan Highway East project runs from the Al-Wajbah Palace Interchange (west) to the Tilted Interchange (east) and along Al-Gharrafa Road from Al-Rayyan Street (south) to Thani bin Jassim Street (north).
The project works include the construction of approximately 7.5 km of dual. Works also include the construction of seven major interchanges, service roads, and auxilliary lanes along sections of the road, they stated.
The officials were speaking after Minister of Municipality and Environment Mohamed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi paid a site visit to Dukhan Highway East and inspected the work relaated to package 7 of Roads and Infrastructure Development (Phase Two) project in Bani Hajer North.
Dukhan Highway East along with Dukghan Highway Central will provide an expressway which links the country’s east with the west, Dukhan in the west to the heart of Doha.
The project will facilitate movement to and from Education City through a pedestrian tunnel between the Tilted Roundabout and Northern al Gharrafa Intersection, they stated.
Ashghal said about 58 per cent of the total works in Bani Hajer development project, had been completed, which included laying of asphalt, road paving and other works related to developing local roads.
This project will serve about 557 residential units, and provide a 21-km-long network of local roads, in addition to the installation of lighting systems, signposts, road markings and other services. Integrated sewage and drainage systems are also part of the project.
The project is scheduled for completion in fourth quarter of 2017, it added