Work on Lusail Expressway project to start on Saturday

November 12, 2012 - 5:05:41 am

DOHA: The north canal crossing bridge, leading to the Golf Club and the Lusail International Circuit will be closed from next Saturday, with the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) all set to start work on the first phase of the Lusail Expressway Project. With a network of tunnels, flyovers and junctions, the Lusail Expressway responds to future traffic demands and delivers a modern road network that will connect people and places with speed and ease. 

As the first phase of the project, the existing North Canal Crossing bridge will be closed from November 17 to rebuild the bridge as a multi-lane passage, Ashghal said yesterday. 

The closure will last until the completion of the project. During this period, Al Jameaa Street will be the alternative route to the Golf Club, Lusail International Circuit, residential compounds and all other sites located at the north of the canal. 

The Lusail Expressway forms part of Qatar’s Expressway project, which involves reconstruction and upgrading of the existing Lusail Road from south of Al Wahda Street (Arch Roundabout) to the North Canal Crossing with approximately 5.3km in length, connecting Lusail area with the city centre. 

The expressway involves three main interchanges, connecting Pearl Qatar, Katara and Lusail. The reconstructed road will have four lane dual carriage-ways, with additional double lane to ensure traffic flow between the interchanges.   

The Expressway Programme involves around 30 highway projects that will improve the way people and places are connected across the city of Doha and wider Qatar. It will deliver over 900km of new roads and an array of underpasses, flyovers and multi-level interchanges to enable free-flowing traffic and improved journey times.

The Peninsula