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Second underpass at Mesaimeer Interchange to open today

Second underpass at Mesaimeer Interchange to open today

Tribune News Network
Doha
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) will open the second underpass at Mesaimeer Interchange for public on Friday. The new underpass will provide a free flow of vehicles from E-Ring Road to Industrial Area Road.
The new underpass, which is around 1 km in length, has two lanes and an emergency lane connecting the E- Ring Road with the Industrial Area Road. The underpass can accommodate around 4,000 vehicles per hour.
The underpass consists of one-way traffic.
In the beginning of November 2019, Ashghal had opened the first underpass linking traffic between E- Ring Road and Rawdat Al Khail Street, thus two out of nine tunnels at the interchange being completed so far.
Eng Hassan al Ghanim has said the underpass is the second achievement at Messaimer Interchange after the opening of the first underpass in November, which was completed six months ahead of the scheduled delivery. About 76 percent of the work at the Interchange has been completed so far.
The new underpass connects the E-Ring Road with the Industrial Area Road easing commuters’ access from Al-Thumama and Old Airport areas without the need of using the existing diversion, resulting in less travel time and free flow of traffic.
In order to complete the works in the new underpass, a 12-hour closure will be implemented at Mesaimeer Interchange for traffic coming from E- Ring Road towards Doha Expressway and Industrial Area Road on Friday from 1 am until 3 pm.
Commuters travelling from E- Ring Road towards Doha Expressway and Industrial Area Road can turn right on Rawdat Al Khail Street and take the U Turn at the next roundabout to reach their destinations.
The newly constructed Interchange consists of three levels, the first of its kind in Qatar, containing nine underpasses providing free flow of traffic. Besides, it contains two main bridges, one of them connecting Rawdat Al Khail Street and the Industrial Area Road and vice versa, and the other one connecting E- Ring Road with Doha Expressway South in one direction, ensuring free flow of traffic in all directions and connecting the main strategic roads together.
The project includes 6.1 KM length of construction works and it can intake 20,000 vehicles per hour in both directions on completion.
The Interchange will be operational by the second quarter of 2020 and will play a major role in improving the traffic movement and saving more than 60 percent of travel time.

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