Doha, – Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has completely opened Umm Salal Mohammed Interchange to traffic as part of North Road Corridor Enhancement project, the authority said Tuesday in a press release.

The new junction implemented by Ashghal serves as an access point for the local neighborhoods of Jeryan Jenaihat, Umm Salal Mohammed and Umm Salal Ali, located east and west of Al Shamal Road.

The interchange is made up of two graded levels, with a main bridge comprising two or three lanes in each direction to cater for 3,500 vehicles per hour.

Four on-and-off ramps are provided, the southern ones already opened in November 2016 whereas the northern slopes were just delivered in April 2017.

The main bridge has two light signals to help organize traffic in all directions and at the four ramps in particular, boosting safety as one of the main goals adopted by Ashghal.

Umm Salal Mohammed Interchange will serve mobile local traffic the inhabitants of the crowded Umm Salal Mohammed area along with Umm Salal Ali, Jeryan Jenaihat and Al Kheesa as well. It will provide free flowing traffic from and to Al Shamal Road apart from jams on Al Kheesa Interchange.

The new junction will bring in better access for commuters coming from and to Doha and northern areas through the service roads connecting Al Shamal Road.

Also, it will create more connections for travelers heading from the North Road and western side areas towards Jeryan Jenaihat and Al Kheesa along with Community College in Qatar, Qatar University and Al Khor Coastal Road.

The intersection will bring in new routes for travelers heading from North Road and eastern side areas towards Umm Salal Mohammed and Umm Salal Ali along with Barzaan Market, Umm Salal Healthcare Centre, the new Umm Salal Wholesale market and many other business and educational facilities around.

Umm Salal Interchange is part of North Road Corridor Enhancement Project which is completed by over 95 percent since Ashghal is finalizing Al Kheesa Interchange and the 200 km service roads and cycling and foot paths.

The North Road Corridor Enhancement project incorporates new services roads 200 km along from Duhail to Al Shamal Town, constructing Izghawa and Umm Salal Mohammed Interchanges, upgrading Lehweilah, Al Kheesa and Al Kharaitiyat Interchanges. Also, the improvements include revamping Al Khor Link Road, Umm Birkah Road and creating new cycling and foot paths. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency