urrently under development by Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal), the Dukhan Highway Central project involves the construction of a 15km-long new dual four-lane expressway running from the current Wajbah Interchange to 1km east of the Al Shahania, Doha.
The new highway with hard shoulders and grade-separated interchanges replaces the existing two-lane dual expressway and aims to improve the traffic flow between Doha and the west of Qatar.
Construction of the QAR1.4bn ($380m) Dukhan Highway Central project started in April 2011. A 9km stretch of the Dukhan Highway Central between Sheehaniya interchange and the Al Rayyan roundabout was opened for the public in July 2014. Scheduled for opening by the end of 2016, the entire 15km stretch will form an important part of the Doha Expressway network.
Dukhan Highway Central project background
Dukhan Highway Central is part of the Dukhan Highway project, which involves the construction of 66km of new dual four-lane highway stretching from the existing Thani bin Jassim junction in the west of Doha to the existing Zirkreet interchange near the Dukhan industrial area.
The Dukhan Highway project was initiated under Ashghal’s Expressway Programme, a massive road modernisation programme to deliver a modern highway network in Qatar covering a route length of 980km and involving more than 240 intersections by 2020.