Qatar’s G-Ring road, which connects Hamad International Airport and the Orbital Highway, has opened for traffic from yesterday.
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) opened the road, including its five lanes and parts of its eight main interchanges.
The G-Ring Road is connected with the opened part of the Orbital Highway, creating a fast, non-stop road with a length of more than 50 km from Hamad International Airport to Dukhan Road via Salwa Road.
The road will shorten the travel time between Hamad International Airport, Al Wajba, Rayyan, Bani Hajer and Dukhan.
The G-Ring Road extends for 22 km to connect between Hamad International Airport and the Orbital Highway and is made at a total cost of approximately QR 4 billion.
The G-Ring Road provides three new vital entrances to the Industrial Area from the South, providing a direct link with Hamad International Airport.
The road also connects with Hamad Port, Mesaieed, Bu Samra Border, and the Northern areas through its connection with the Orbital Highway, and provides a direct access with the Logistic Village to and from Hamad International Airport, in addition to Hamad Port, Bu Samra Border, and the rest of the country via the Orbital Highway.
It also serves a large number of neighbourhoods and residential and commercial complexes in Al Wakra, Al Wukair, Al Thumama and other areas, especially with the opening of Al Wakra Bypass during the current year.
Talking to Qatar Tribune on the sidelines of the official opening of the ring road, Ashghal President Saad bin Ahmad al Muhannadi said an uninterrupted traffic flow on the G-Ring Road will significantly reduce road congestions in the country’s southern areas.
“It will also contribute to easing pressure on existing roads in other areas. Once fully operational in July, the G-Ring Road will reduce traffic on Qatar roads by at least 50 percent,” Muhannadi said.
Published on 23 April 2017