Major Al Kharaitiyat Interchange Opens in Doha |

Major Al Kharaitiyat Interchange Opens in Doha

The Kharaitiyat Interchange, Al Shamal Road has just opened and will benefit drivers going to varying parts of the country.

Posted on

6 March 2017

Last updated on 13 June 2017
Major Al Kharaitiyat Interchange Opens in Doha

While the contruction on Qatar's roads have caused a lot of traffic, the end goal is to relieve traffic immensely. 

A new interchange in north of Doha has just opened and it will make it easier for drivers to get to many parts of the country, including the soon-to-open Doha Festival City.

The Kharaitiyat Interchange on Al Shamal Road will shorten travel times between Doha and many areas, including Lusail, Al Rayyan, Al Wajba, Bani Hajer and Leabib.

New Interchange

Drivers will benefit from three to four lanes in each direction as well as eight bridges. Previously, there was only a single two-lane bridge. That means the capacity of the road has now quadrupled, allowing for up to 16,000 vehicles an hour.

Motorists will be happy to know that it’s also a free-flowing junction, so there are no road signals or roundabouts to go through.

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Ashghal has been working on the North Road Corridor enhancement project and the interchange is a part of it. The project is expected to be finished sometime this year.

More openings

There has been many changes to the roads in Qatar and there are many more on the way.

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Last October, the multi-level Izghawa intersection opened, offering an alternative to the Duhail roundabout. The Al Huwaila bridge has also recently became accessible to drivers.

Interchange in Qatar

Some of the upcoming partial openings include:

  • The Orbital Highway from Dukhan Highway to Al Gharafa Road

  • The section between Mesaieed Road and the East West Corridor

  • The road between the Industrial Area and the northern entrance of Hamad Port

  • The part between Dukhan Highway and Al Mazrooah Road

  • The area from Dukhan Highway to the West of Al Shamal Road