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Al Rayyan Road phase 2 works

Motorists may want to avoid Al Rayyan Road near Sports Roundabout in the coming weeks as Ashghal closes a 1.4km stretch for six months.

Starting tomorrow (Jan. 5), the eastbound lane heading toward Sports Roundabout will be closed. Additionally, the two lanes going in the other direction will be reduced to one lane to accommodate eastbound traffic.

Commuters can either use this lane or a new diversion toward Al Rayyan Roundabout, as shown on the map.

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New diversion

The speed limit will be reduced to 50 km/hour during this time.

Al Rayyan road construction

Qatar’s public works authority said the closure will allow for construction of a new flyover as part of its Al Rayyan Road Upgrade project.

Once completed, the flyover will connect the 22 February St. with Al Rayyan Road (heading west).

Work on a massive QR4.5 billion upgrade of 8km of Al Rayyan Road began in 2014.

Phase 1 entails reworking the areas around Education City, while this latest diversion falls under Phase 2 of the project.

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Al Rayyan Expressway project

This involves 5.3km of road from the west of Sports R/A to the west of Khalid Bin Abdullah Al-Attiyah roundabout (New Rayyan roundabout).

As with phase one, this area will also be transformed into an eight-lane expressway, with four lanes in each directions separated by a central median.

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Rendering of new Al Messila underpass with Al Rayyan Road running above Jassim bin Hamad St

Six main junctions will also be constructed – the Al Massila interchange, the Al Rayyan interchange, the Bin Zaben interchange, the Khalid bin Abdullah al-Attiyah interchange at Al Rayyan Road, the Old Rayyan interchange at Huwar Street (Furosiya) and the Lebdii interchange at Bu Erayyen road.

Work on this phase was expected to end in the third quarter of this year, but may be pushed back, as the first phase still hasn’t wrapped up.

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Photo for illustrative purposes only.

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Photo for illustrative purposes only.

Starting Saturday morning, Dec. 27, part of Al Rayyan Al Jadeed Road near Education City will be closed until the third quarter of 2016, as part of Al Rayyan Expressway work.

The closure will affect traffic heading from Al Qalah Roundabout toward Al Wajbah Roundabout, near Qatar Foundation.

Because the existing section of road will be closed, commuters will need to use a parallel road, as shown on the map.

Al Rayyan Al Jadeed Rd. Diversion

In a statement, the public works authority added:

“In addition, road users coming from Al Qalah intersection and heading to Al Shafi Street will have to reach Al Wajbah Roundabout, take a U-Turn, and then use the right-in junction leading to Al Shafi Street. While road users coming from Al Shafi Street and heading to Al Wajbah Roundabout can use the right-out junction leading to Al Qalah Junction, then take a U-Turn to Al Wajbah Roundabout.”

Over the next two years, Ashghal will close and replace Al Qalah R/A with a signaled intersection. Al Shafi R/A will also be closed and changed to a “right-in right-out” junction.

During the construction, Al Qalah St. and Al Shafi St. will remain open, as will Al Wajbah R/b and the road leading to QF.

Expressway project

Work on the QR4.5 billion Rayyan Expressway project officially began in July. This week’s diversion is part of phase one, in which a 2.9km stretch from west of Khalid bin Abdullah al-Attiyah roundabout (New Rayyan roundabout) to the east of Bani Hajer roundabout, servicing areas around Education City, will be upgraded.

A rendering of Al Qalah intersection.

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A rendering of Al Qalah intersection.

Between now and 2016, three multi-level interchanges are expected to be built, including at:

  • The Wajbah interchange between Al Rayyan road and Al Wajbah Street;
  • The Al Shafi interchange between Al Rayyan road and Al Shafi street (a two-level interchange); and
  • The Al Qalah interchange (Castle R/A) between Al Rayyan road and Al Qalah (another two-level interchange).

When phase one is complete, the road will be turned into an eight-lane expressway, with four lanes in each direction, and 2km of peripheral roads to be constructed or upgraded.

Al Rayyan Expressway project

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Al Rayyan Expressway project

Phase two of the project encompasses 5.3km of road from the west of Sports R/A to the west of Khalid Bin Abdullah Al-Attiyah roundabout (New Rayyan roundabout). Work on this phase is expected to end in the third quarter of 2017.

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Al Rayyan Road project

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Seven months after announcing plans to upgrade 8.2 km of the Al Rayyan Road, Qatar’s public works authority has finally commenced construction on the first two phases of the project.

In a statement released today, Ashghal said that work will begin imminently on the massive QR4.5 billion endeavor, part of its program to provide highway links that connect areas around Qatar.

The project appears to be slightly behind schedule – in January, Ashghal said Al Rayyan Road construction would begin in the first quarter of the year.

Phase one

As part of phase one, a 2.9km stretch from west of Khalid bin Abdullah al-Attiyah roundabout (New Rayyan roundabout) to the east of Bani Hajer roundabout, servicing areas around Education City, will be upgraded.

A rendering of Al Qalah intersection.

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A rendering of Al Qalah intersection.

Construction will begin on three multi-level interchanges:

  • The Wajba interchange between Al Rayyan road and Al Wajba Street;
  • The Al Shafi interchange between Al Rayyan road and Al Shafi street (a two-level interchange); and
  • The Al Qalah interchange (Castle R/A) between Al Rayyan road and Al Qalah (another two-level interchange).

Ashghal added that the road would be turned into an eight-lane expressway, with four lanes in each direction, and 2km of peripheral roads to be constructed or upgraded.

Phase one is expected to be completed by the end of 2016, with the aim of reducing congestion in the Al Rayyan area.

Al Rayyan Road project

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However, the roadwork will likely create more traffic for now, as new diversions will be put in place to bypass roads that are under construction, adding to existing construction in and around Education City.

Additionally, new and improved pedestrian and bicycle paths will be constructed to encourage people to walk and use other, more energy-efficient and sustainable means of transport.

Phase two

The second phase of the project encompasses 5.3km of road from the west of Sports R/A to the west of Khalid Bin Abdullah Al-Attiyah roundabout (New Rayyan roundabout).

As with phase one, this area will also be transformed into an eight-lane expressway, with four lanes in each directions separated by a central median.

In addition, 5.4km of side and service roads will be revamped as part of this phase.

A rendering of Al Rayyan Road with Al Amir St.

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A rendering of Al Rayyan Road with Al Amir St.

Six main junctions will also be constructed – the Al Massila interchange, the Al Rayyan interchange, the Bin Zaben interchange, the Khalid bin Abdullah al-Attiyah interchange at Al Rayyan Road, the Old Rayyan interchange at Huwar Street (Furosiya) and the Lebdii interchange at Bu Erayyen road.

Work on this phase is expected to end in the third quarter of 2017.

Both phases will include major micro tunneling work, sewage effluent networks, and upgrades to existing electrical and telecommunication networks.

Ashghal also announced additional details about the Al Rayyan project, saying a fourth phase will cover a 1.5km stretch of road from Jasim Bin Mohammed Street to the Old Diwan intersection on Al Rayyan.

It didn’t state any timeline for this phase, but once done, the road will connect several commercial areas in Downtown Doha, like Souq Waqif and the upcoming Msheireb Downtown Doha project.

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