The Salwa Highway project’s first phase has been completed. This phase involved the expansion of the highway, which connects Doha to the southwestern town of Salwa on the Saudi Arabian border, into a four-lane highway with grade-separated interchanges. The rest of Salwa Road is expected to be expanded and upgraded, from the recently completed Industrial Area Interchange to the Jaidah flyover, including the construction of an underpass at the Ramada signals, Doha’s busiest traffic light intersection. This project is not expected to commence until after the completion of the Doha Expressway.

Brief description Phase – 2

As part of the Expressway Programme, Salwa Road Phase 2 works include the construction of approximately 7 km of dual carriageway along the alignment of the existing Salwa Road. The mainline will consist of eight lanes (four lanes in each direction, separated by a median) with continuous service roads. There are four, two-level interchanges included along this section with the mainline of Salwa Road placed as an underpass beneath the crossroads, to allow free-flowing mainline traffic. Four upgraded interchanges with underpasses will help improve traffic flow around the area; Ain Khalid Interchange, Al Aziziya Interchange, Wholesale Market Interchange, and Al Bustan Interchange. Other features includes a new positive stormwater drainage system, 2.2 km micro-tunnels, surface water force main, firefighting system for underpasses, foul water, treated sewage effluent networks, potable water networks, electrical networks, electrical HV, MV, LV and substations, telecommunication network Q-Tel, Doha city surveillance system, Qatar Armed Forces, roadway lighting, traffic signs, road markings and intelligent transport system.

Benefits
This project will improve travel for road users all along Salwa Road and will become the strategic link between Doha and the Saudi Arabian border. The works also include pedestrian and cycle facilities that will improve safety for all road users. Salwa Road will be a fast, free-flowing route right into the heart of Doha.
Project Information
Area Multiple Areas
Sector Expressway Programme Projects
Total Cost 1,700,000,000 Q.R.
Status Complete
Type Roads
Start Date 01 July 2010
Expected completion date Third quarter of 2013
Construction company
Yuksel Midmac
Consulting company

Design Consultant: Parsons International

Supervision Consultant: AECOM Middle East Ltd

 

 

Source: http://www.ashghal.gov.qa

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