(MENAFN – The Peninsula)
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 Venture Al Ahmad, Friday January 1, 2021, guaranteeing free visitors circulation for street customers coming from Al Shamal Street to Al Markhiya Road.
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 positioned at a top of round 30 meters and is consists of 1 lane to accommodate round 2000 automobiles per hour, which can considerably cut back the journey time of northern street customers to Al Markhiya Road 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 Road in Al Gharrafa district, roughly 6 km lengthy, about 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 remaining two bridges might be open by the primary quarter of 2021, in England. Ali Saeed Ibrahim, venture engineer of the street initiatives 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 accommodates 9 bridges which give clean visitors in all instructions.
The interchange accommodates over 20,000 automobiles per hour. 5 bridges include two lanes in a single route, whereas the opposite 4 bridges consist of 1 lane in a single route.
The interchange is the second tallest interchange in Qatar after the Umm Bishr interchange on the G-Ring Street 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 the northern gateway to Doha and a 'distribution level' as a result of its strategic location. The interchange is positioned on the North Gate of Doha, the place the heavy visitors to and from Doha by way of Al Shamal, is positioned in an vital location the place Al Shamal Street intersects with the Sabah Al Ahmad Hall.
Importantly, the interchange is positioned in a densely populated space and vibrant industrial exercise the place there are lots of authorities entities, instructional 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 often known as the Immigration and Al Duhail intersections. It’ll additionally obtain nice visitors circulation previous these coming from the Doha Corniche, Markhiya, Madinat Khalifa and Duhail in 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 (often known 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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