New bridges open connecting Al Wakra Road to Al Matar Street

 13 Sep 2017 - 11:30

New bridges open connecting Al Wakra Road to Al Matar Street
The road was opened to traffic yesterday. Pic: Abdul Basit / The Peninsula

The Peninsula

Doha: Two new bridges on Airport Interchange (49) that directly connects northbound and southbound traffic from Al Wakra Road to Al Matar Street and the F Ring Road is now open to traffic.

The opening of the northbound lanes on the Airport Interchange (49) bridge enables road users travelling from Al Wakra to Doha to continue directly north towards the Corniche and City Centre, and will soon provide a new connection to Hamad International Airport via the F Ring Road. 

Similarly, traffic travelling southbound from Doha to Al Wakra will benefit from direct connectivity, and will also be able to access the G Ring Road (westbound).



In order to complete construction works and deliver additional connectivity on Airport Interchange (49), the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) is required to close the existing diversion route from Al Wakra Road to Ras Abou Abboud Road. This diversion route has been in place since construction of the G Ring Road started, but will now be replaced by a new and more efficient alternative provided Airport Interchange (49).

The proposed road closure has been designed in coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic and will be implemented on 14 September 2017.

As shown on the attached map, motorists and truck drivers that usually use the existing diversion route from Al Wakra Road to Ras Abou Abboud Road will simply be required to continue straight over the new bridge on Airport Interchange (49) towards F Ring Road.

At the intersection of Al Matar Street and F Ring Road, road users can either continue straight on Al Matar Street towards Doha or turn right towards Hamad International Airport.

Ashghal anticipates the completion of the Airport Interchange (49) by the end of September which will deliver full functionality of the interchange and provide access to south areas such as Al Wakra, and north areas such as Doha.

Ashghal will install advance signage advising motorists of the road changes. Ashghal urged all road users to abide by the speed limit, which remains at 80 kph, and follow road signs to ensure their safety.

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