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 Mission Al Ahmad, Friday January 1, 2021, making certain free site visitors move for street customers coming from Al Shamal Street to Al Markhiya Avenue.
The brand new bridge is the tallest bridge on this very important interchange, and the second highest overflight in Qatar after flying over the Umm Besher interchange, as it’s situated at a peak of round 30 meters and is consists of 1 lane to accommodate round 2000 autos per hour, which can considerably scale back the journey time of northern street customers to Al Markhiya Avenue with out having to undergo the Al Gharrafa intersection (Immigration ).
& # 39; Ashghal & # 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, on an space of about 70,000 sq. meters, the place about 800 timber and 80 thousand sq. meters of shrubs and floor covers have been planted. As well as, 22 bicycle racks and 18 benches have 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 street initiatives division, mentioned.
The most important 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 offer easy site visitors in all instructions.
The interchange accommodates over 20,000 autos 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 Street the place it’s situated 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 the northern gateway to Doha and a 'distribution level' because of its strategic location. The interchange is situated on the North Gate of Doha, the place the heavy site visitors to and from Doha by way of Al Shamal, is situated in an essential location the place Al Shamal Street intersects with the Sabah Al Ahmad Hall.
Importantly, the interchange is situated in a densely populated space and vibrant industrial exercise the place there are various authorities entities, academic and well being establishments in addition to industrial complexes and markets.
The interchange will ease stress on Al Shamal Street, significantly on the Al Gharrafa interchange referred to as the Immigration and Al Duhail intersections. It should additionally obtain nice site visitors move previous these coming from the Doha Corniche, Markhiya, Madinat Khalifa and Duhail in the direction of Al Shamal Street, Sabah Al Ahmad Hall, Al Gharrafa and Gharrafat Al Rayyan to Al luqta and Al Rayyan.
The Sabah Al Ahmad Hall will stretch for roughly 25 kilometers from Hamad Worldwide Airport to the Umm Lekhba Interchange (referred to as the Landmark Interchange) on Al Shamal Street. As well as, Ashghal will enhance 12 kilometers of native and ring roads crossing the Hall. The overall street works of the venture is roughly 37 kilometers.
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