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Ashghal partially opens Lulu Intersection on D-Ring Road

  • Mar 07, 2021
  • Author: QT-Online
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The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has partially opened the traffic junction known as Lulu Intersection on D-Ring Road to traffic, in coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic. By this opening, commuters from Jaber Bin Hayyan Street and Al Hurriya Street can reach D-Ring Road towards north on left, or towards Al Matar Street on right.
Commuters from Al Matar Street via D-Ring Road can turn left to Jaber Bin Hayyan Street or turn back, and those coming from the north via D-Ring Road towards Old Airport can take a right turn at Lulu Intersection to Jaber bin Hayyan Street.
On his part, Eng. Abdulla Darwish from Highway Projects Department of Ashghal confirmed that the opening of Lulu Intersection would smoothen traffic flow in the area, especially for commuters to and from Old Airport via D-Ring Road. He clarified that about 30% of works on D-Ring Road development project is over and the complete delivery is expected in the first quarter of 2022.
The opening of Lulu Intersection is the first achievement of D-Ring Road development project, which includes development of Fereej Al Ali Intersection (known as Al Tadamon Interchange), Nuaija Intersection (The Mall) and Lulu Intersection. This expansion will enhance traffic capacity of the interchanges and largely reduce traffic congestion in the area, especially at Fereej Al Ali Interchange (Al Tadamon Interchange) loaded with heavy traffic.
The improvement works within the project also include developing rainwater drainage networks to raise the efficiency of drainage in the area, by constructing a stormwater drainage tunnel with a total length of about 3.5 km.
The project also includes construction of common path for pedestrian and cyclists on both sides of D-Ring Road along 4.5 kilometers, in addition to tree-plantation and landscaping works throughout the project.
It worth to note that special attention is paid to maintain the Qatari heritage of the project area known as Rawdat Al Khail, during designing the beautification elements of the tunnel under construction within the project, and it is planned to implement murals containing Qatari heritage inside the tunnel.