Ashghal Announces the Opening of F-Ring Road for Traffic
The road will mainly serve the traffic flow between Al Thumama Area and its surroundings, and the Airport Street. The road will also facilitate the traffic flow heading to Hamad International Airport (HIA), and reduce traffic congestion in this region significantly. Currently, complimentary works in some service roads and cycle pathways, as well as landscaping works, are under progress, which will have no effect on the traffic flow of the main carriageway.
The F-Ring Road is a 7.2 km eight-lane carriageway, with four lanes in each direction, in addition to a two-lane service road on both sides of the main road. The road also includes pedestrian and cycle paths. In addition, the project includes the construction of two signal-controlled two-level interchanges with Najma and Airport Streets.
The project also included the construction of infrastructure facilities; namely, treated effluent sewerage system, protecting the existing gas and oil pipelines, developing a new storm water drainage system, as well as water, electricity, communication, and street lighting networks.
The F-Ring Road will provide access from Al Thumama Area and its vicinity to the Airport Street, in addition to providing direct access to HIA. The new road will reduce traffic congestion and will also enhance connectivity between Hamad International Airport and both Al Wakrah and the Industrial Area. Road users will now benefit from the shorter journey times and the free traffic flow created by the two level interchanges.
In addition, the dedicated pedestrian and cycle paths will separate pedestrians and cyclists from traffic, which will keep them safe, promote other travel options, and help reduce reliance on vehicles. The project was executed by the Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and Teyseer Contracting Company Joint Venture, with KEO International Consultants Company as the supervision consultant of the project.
The F-Ring Road project is part of the Ashghal’s Expressway programme, which aims to form a sustainable road network that will continue to support the growing social and economic development taking place in Qatar. The project – along with other expressway projects – will improve the transport network access in all areas of the country, reduce traffic congestion, and provide different route options for traveling around and between towns. It will also meet the country’s future needs in light of Qatar’s National Vision 2030.