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Orbital Road reduces travel time by 50%

Orbital Road

Events | 2018/02/17 at 11:20 PM | 281 Views

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal), in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior (MoI), held an awareness campaign about Orbital Road, which reduces travel time by roughly 50% from the south to the centre and the north of the country.

The roads lanes currently bear approximately 8,000 vehicles per hour and facilitate smooth traffic.

It has become one of the safest routes in the country, thanks to its seven lanes (five of which are currently open) and the separate lanes of trucks and cars, the hard shoulders and lights along the whole highway unlike the old road which comprised only two lanes for heavy and light vehicles alike.

For a distance of over 125km, the Orbital Road is meeting a number of key highways that feed several residential and business areas.

The Orbital Road connects at Bu Jood Interchange with G-Ring Road, a key highway which opened recently ushering in a radical change in the traffic scenario in the country. Such connectivity creates a streamlined traffic for all movements coming to and from the north and Doha, Hamad International Airport (HIA) as well as Industrial Area and Mesaieed in the south.

Also, the people residing in Al Wakra, Al Wukair and south Doha can use G-Ring Road to join the Orbital Road, then head for Al Khor and Lusail in the north or Dukhan in the west through a seamless traffic.

Salwa Road is another vital artery that is meeting with the Orbital Road at Interchange 24 (Mesaieed Interchange). Travellers from the areas such as Industrial Area, or housing areas of Ain Khalid, Umm Al Senee, Al Waab or Al Murra could travel on the Orbital Road towards Mesaieed in the south or Al Khor in the north or Dukhan in the West, avoiding traffic in Doha or 22 February Street.

The Orbital Road is branched into two major routes, one towards Lusail which intersects with Al Shamal Road at Al Mazrooah Interchange, and another one towards Al Khor, which intersects with Al Shamal Road at Umm Asmira Interchange.

Therefore, travellers coming from Umm Slal and Al Kheesa can enjoy a journey to Mesaieed crossing over Dukhan Road and Mall of Qatar, then continue to Salwa Road with no need to commute within Doha or on the Doha Expressway.


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