Qatar’s Public Works Authority opens crucial G-Ring Road to traffic

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has opened G-Ring Road in the presence of Minister of Transport and Communications HE Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti and Minister of Municipality and Environment HE Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi.

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The G-Ring Road project, which extends for 22 km to connect Hamad International Airport (HIA) and the Orbital Highway was built at a l cost of approximately QR 4 billion. Al Rumaihi said G-Ring Road is important roads as it can absorb expansion of the surrounding areas and the increase of cars over the next 30 years.

Ashghal president Dr Saad bin Ahmad Al Muhannadi said G-Ring Road will ease pressure on Doha’s main roads and shorten travel times to most of the destinations it serves. G-Ring Road also provides three new entrances to the Industrial Area from the south, providing a direct link with HIA. It also connects with Hamad Port, Mesaieed, Bu Samra Border, and the northern areas through its connection with the Orbital Highway.

Areas served

It also serves a large number of neighborhoods and residential and commercial complexes in Al Wakrah, Al Wukair, Al Thumama and other areas, especially with the opening of Al Wakrah Bypass during the current year.

G-Ring Road is linked to Al Wakrah Bypass at the new Umm Beshr Interchange, which is a four-level interchange that includes the highest bridge in Qatar, about 36 meters high. The road also includes 48 km of pedestrian and cycle paths.

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