Qatar’s largest interchange set to open partially by year-end Sep 22, 2019 0 1948 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaThe Public Works Auhority (Ashghal) has completed 72 percent works on Umm Lekhba Interchange -- also known as the Landmark intersection -- as part of the Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor project.Various sections of the huge and vital interchange are scheduled to open by the end of 2019, while the remaining parts will open to traffic in stages during the period until the end of 2020, said Project Engineer Ali Ibrahim. “The new interchange is the largest in Qatar with a length of 11 kilometres. It consists of four levels, a first in Qatar, and contains nine bridges to facilitate free traffic flow in all directions,” he said.“The interchange can accommodate more than 20,000 vehicles per hour. Five out of the nine bridges have two lanes in one direction, while the remaining bridges have one lane in one direction. The interchange is the second highest interchange in Qatar after the interchange of Umm Bishr on the G-Ring Road, which is 36 metres high,” he added.Umm Lekhba Interchange is considered to be the “northern gate of Doha” and a “distribution station” due to its strategic location. The interchange is located at an important spot where Al Shamal Road intersects with Doha Expressway, Al Markhiya Street and Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor.Moreover, it is located in a densely populated area with vibrant commercial activity, several government offices, educational and health facilities, and commercial markets. Once completed in the last quarter of 2020, the new interchange will significantly improve traffic to reduce the travel time by more than 70 percent. The bridges provide nine arteries to enable traffic in nine directions, in addition to facilitating free flow of traffic on Al Shamal Road as well as on the underpass of the old interchange linking Al Markhiya Street and Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor.Continued on page 16 Pages 1234567 RELATED ARTICLES Dozens arrestedin Egypt after anti-Sisi protests Sep 22, 2019 0 1429 Amir arrivesin New York Sep 22, 2019 0 890 Qatar, Germany to hold high-level talks in Nov on LNG project: Envoy Sep 22, 2019 0 831 Athletes start arriving for Doha 2019 Worlds Tribune News Network Doha Athletes and sports officials from countries across the world have started arriving in Qatar for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 to be held from September 27 to October 6. The .. Qatar condemns Afghanistan attack Qatar expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of an attack that took place in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province, killing two and injuring several others. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs renewed, in .. Qatar to export dairy products to UK soon: QC Tribune News Network Doha After achieving 100 percent self-sufficiency in dairy products, Qatar is now planning to export milk products to the UK, Director-General of Qatar Chamber (QC) Saleh al Sharqi has said. ..