Qatar opens upgraded Al Kheesa Interchange to traffic
Qatar’s public works authority Ashghal has opened the Al Kheesa Interchange to traffic after completing upgrade works at the junction.
The Al Kheesa interchange is part of the North Road Corridor Enhancement project carried out by the public works authority.
The Al Kheesa Interchange upgrade works included two new flyovers. Heading to Doha from Al Kheesa, one flyover is considered to be the longest overpass on Al Shamal Road and runs a length of around 700m with three lanes. The other flyover is 170m-long with two lanes, heading to Al Kheesa from Doha.
Ashghal stated that the two bridges have also tripled the road capacity from 4,000 to 12,000 vehicles per hour.
The main bridge’s roundabout has been converted into a light signal, bolstering safety and streamlining traffic.
Al Kheesa Interchange is beneficial to the adjacent residential areas as it connects them to the nearby expressways and businesses. It also provides alternative routes and exits for Al Shamal Road.
Ashghal expressway department manager Yousef Al-Emadi said that Al Kheesa Interchange would be the final interchange to be opened as part of the North Road Enhancement Project.
The interchange connects the Eastern and Western areas on both sides of the North Road, as well as the commercial, educational, and health facilities in the area.