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Doha motorists rejoice as last stretch of F-Ring Road finally opens

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F-Ring Road bridge reopens
F-Ring Road bridge reopens

The last section of the long-awaited F-Ring Road has finally opened, providing a faster link for commuters going between Abu Hamour, the airport and Al Wakrah, Ashghal said.

Work on the QR837 million expressway project has been underway for more than five years.

While the majority of the road opened at the end of 2014, the final stretch  – a bridge that connects the end of F-Ring Road with Mesaimeer St. –remained under construction.

But in a statement yesterday, Ashghal said the route was now fully open, pleasing many commuters.

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F-Ring Road was designed as the “missing link” that connects the busy western and southern Doha districts of Al Waab, Abu Hamour and Al Mamoura to Al Wakrah and Hamad International Airport.

F-Ring Road bridge reopens
F-Ring Road bridge reopens

The route will also provide much-improved access to the religious complex and Barwa Village, via a U-turn onto F-Ring Road under the bridge.

Previous temporary routes in the area often became heavily congested, particularly on Fridays and at peak traffic times.

Free-flow highway

The bridge and F-Ring Road together provide 14km of “free-flow highway without any traffic signals, which will enhance traffic movement,” Ashghal said yesterday.

F-Ring Road bridge reopens
F-Ring Road bridge reopens

It extends from the bottom of Mesiameer St. to the airport.

In recent years, the area south of Abu Hamour has become a popular location for a number of schools. The new connection should improve access to these as well, Ashghal said.

Exits to Rawdat Al Khalfat, Rawdat Al Dabdaba, Al Kharija St. and Al Rabyat St., which had previously been closed, will also be opened.

The bridge construction was part of Ashghal’s wider QR2.3billion Rawdat Al Khail Street project to improve links and relieve congestion on the roads between the Industrial Area and central Doha.

Rendering of Rawdat Rashid Road redevelopment
Rendering of Rawdat Rashid Road redevelopment

The six-year project, which started in mid-2012, aims to be completed by early 2018.

It includes creating 8km of new dual carriageway on Abu Hamour Road/Rawdat Al Khail St., from East Industrial Road Interchange to Al Woqod Interchange.

This is in addition to the 2km of dual carriageway on F-Ring Road from Woqod Interchange to Al Jazeera Interchange.

Will this improve your commute? Thoughts?

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