Doha: The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) introduced the opening of the seventh bridge on the Umm Lekhba (Landmark) interchange, which is one kilometer lengthy, as a part of the Sabah Hall Challenge Al Ahmad, Friday January 1, 2021, making certain free visitors movement for highway customers coming from Al Shamal Highway to Al Markhiya Avenue.
The brand new bridge is the tallest bridge on this important interchange, and the second highest overflight in Qatar after flying over the Umm Besher interchange, as it’s positioned at a peak of round 30 meters and is consists of 1 lane to accommodate round 2000 automobiles per hour, which can considerably scale back the journey time of northern highway customers to Al Markhiya Avenue with out having to undergo the Al Gharrafa intersection (Immigration ).
'Ashghal & # 39; & # 39; additionally opened pedestrian and bicycle paths and beautification parts on the east aspect of the brand new Al Hatim Avenue in Al Gharrafa district, roughly 6 km lengthy, about an space of about 70,000 sq. meters, the place about 800 bushes and 80 thousand sq. meters of shrubs and floor covers have been planted. As well as, 22 bicycle racks and 18 benches had been offered alongside the road.
"The interchange is 96% full and the 2 remaining bridges will open by the primary quarter of 2021", P.Eng. Ali Saeed Ibrahim, venture engineer of the highway tasks division, mentioned.
The biggest interchange in Qatar
Umm Lekhba is Qatar's largest interchange with a size of 11 kilometers. It consists of 4 ranges and is the primary in Qatar and incorporates 9 bridges which guarantee easy visitors in all instructions.
The interchange accommodates over 20,000 automobiles per hour. 5 bridges include two lanes in a single path, whereas the opposite 4 bridges consist of 1 lane in a single path.
The interchange is the second tallest interchange in Qatar after the Umm Bishr interchange on the G-Ring Highway the place it’s positioned at an elevation of 35 meters whereas the peak of the very best bridge reaches 36 meters.
Doha North Gate Interchange
The Umm Lekhba interchange is taken into account to be Doha's north gate and a 'distribution level' resulting from its strategic location. The interchange is positioned on the North Gate of Doha, the place the heavy visitors to and from Doha through Al Shamal, is positioned in an necessary location the place Al Shamal Highway intersects with the Sabah Al Ahmad Hall.
Importantly, the interchange is positioned in a densely populated space and vibrant business exercise the place there are various authorities entities, instructional and well being establishments in addition to business complexes and markets.
The interchange will ease stress on Al Shamal Highway, notably on the Al Gharrafa interchange referred to as the Immigration and Al Duhail intersections. It’ll additionally obtain nice visitors movement previous these coming from Doha Corniche, Markhiya, Madinat Khalifa and Duhail in direction of Al Shamal Highway, Sabah Al Ahmad Hall, Al Gharrafa and Gharrafat Al Rayyan to Al luqta and Al Rayyan.
The Sabah Al Ahmad Hall will stretch for about 25 kilometers from Hamad Worldwide Airport to the Umm Lekhba Interchange (referred to as the Landmark Interchange) on Al Shamal Highway. As well as, Ashghal will enhance 12 kilometers of native and ring roads crossing the Hall. The full highway works of the venture is roughly 37 kilometers.
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