New flyover on Bani Hajer Interchange opened for traffic

      Published on Tuesday, 31 July , 2018      158 Views     
New flyover on Bani Hajer Interchange opened for traffic


A new flyover on Bani Hajer Interchange opened for traffic today. ​A part of Khalifa Avenue project, the flyover will provide free flow traffic coming from Doha towards Al Rayyan.

The flyover will largely ensure less transit time and create better traffic since road users on Khalifa Avenue can have a direct access to Al Rayyan Road, sparing the diversions existed in the area around, Public Works Authority (Ashghal) said in a press statement.



The new overpass is 1.15km long and comprises two lanes accommodating 1,500 vehicles per hour that will alleviate traffic pressure

and improve movement in the local surroundings and the congested and populous areas like Bani Hajer, Al Gharrafa and Al Rayyanas as well as serve various vital businesses and facilities like Qatar Foundation’s Education City where thousands of students attend colleges.

 

Ashghal’s Highway Department Project Engineer, Abdullah Qassim, stressed that accomplishing the flyover that connects traffic from Doha with Al Rayyan is part of several openings that happened on Khalifa Avenue project, indicating that up to now Ashghal had opened 6.1 kilometres Gharrafat Al Rayyan Roundabout along with major parts of Bani Hajer Interchange.

“The new flyover comes after the opening of Bani Hajer Interchange, meanwhile minor sections are not fulfilled yet, including the link road from Dukhan towards Al Rayyan along with the Camel Bridge”, he added.

“Khalifa Avenue is a key connection, and the new bridge will enhance traffic mobility in the congested and populous area there as well as serve various vital businesses and facilities like Qatar Foundation’s Education City where thousands of students head for diverse colleges”

It is noteworthy that approximately 70% of Khalifa Avenue construction works have been accomplished, and the whole project is due to be completed by Q1, 2020.

Khalifa Avenue Milestones

Bani Hajer Interchange Benefits

Having a vital location, the Public Works Authority converted Bani Hajer Roundabout into a three-level interchange that created free movement to approximately 1500 vehicles per hour. As a result, the junction has become a key access point for three major arteries of Khalifa Avenue, Dukhan Road, and Al Rayyan Road along with the populated areas around.

Ashghal had opened sections of Bani Hajer Interchange, involving an underpass, which links Bani Hajer with Al Rayyan and a 1.3 km Link Bridge between Al Rayyan and Dukhan.

Ashghal also opened two right ramps, one receives travellers coming from Doha to Bani Hajer via Khalifa Avenue and the other leads travellers coming from Bani Hajer to Dukhan via Al Shahama Street.



Two more loops connecting with Bani Hajer Underpass were opened to link traffic coming from Dukhan to Bani Hajer and from Bani Hajer to Doha in addition to a right turn to exit commuters coming from Al Rayyan Road to Khalifa Avenue towards Doha.

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Category Doha News | 2018/07/31 latest update at 10:00 PM
Source : The Peninsula | Photocredit : Google
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