The Public Works Authority “Ashghal” has opened a new 750-meter-long tunnel at Al Gassar Interchange on Lusail Expressway, in the presence of Ashghal Highway Department Manager, Youssef al-Emadi, Katara General Manager, Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti, and Central Municipal Council (CMC) member, Jassim al-Malki, along with a number of Ashghal officials and project engineers.
The new tunnel will provide a free flow of traffic from Lusail and the Pearl towards Katara Cultural Village and the surrounding hotels and facilities since the passage makes a direct connection between Lusail Expressway and Al Khafji Street extension.
The tunnel incorporates two one-way lanes to accommodate more than 3,500 vehicles per hour along with a hard shoulder to prevent any traffic disruptions inside the underground passage.
The fresh milestone is one of a series that occurred on Lusail Expressway, which was opened to traffic in December 2017 to enhance traffic mobility in the areas around as the new road led to the reduction of journey time for over 70% compared with the old road.
Source: Government of Qatar