The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) have completely opened Al Waab Interchange and Murraikh (sic) Interchange to through traffic as part of the Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor project works.
Al Waab Interchange and the old Lekhwiya Roundabout have been developed into two multi-level intersections, consisting of eight bridges and two main light signals.
After a partial opening recently, Ashghal has now completely opened the two interchanges, which makes the Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor a viable cross town express highway parallel to Doha Expressway.
This will help greatly reduce journey times, especially between Al Rayyan Interchange and Nasser Bin Salimeen Al Suwaidi Interchange, which always seems to suffer major traffic congestion.
The opening includes the longest bridge in Qatar, which has a length of 2.6 km, and extends over Salwa Road, Al Waab Interchange and Murraikh Interchange to reach Al Mukafaha Interchange at Al Rayyan Al Jadeed Street.
The new bridge provides free-flowing traffic between south-central areas of Doha (the airport, Al Thumama, Al Maamoura, etc) and Al Rayyan, Al Gharrafa, Umm Lekhba and points north.
There are two flyovers at Al Waab Interchange: one for traffic between Al Waab Street and ‘the Corridor’ heading north, and the second for traffic between Al Sadd and ‘the Corridor’ heading south.
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