Doha opens part of North Canal Crossing Bridge

More roads being built under Expressway Programme as new route eases access to Lusail City and northern areas

Doha’s Public Works Authority has announced the opening of part of the city’s North Canal Crossing (NCC) Bridge to the public after it completed the first phase of the project.

The partial opening of the bridge has improved access to Lusail City and the northern areas of Qatar, as well as reduced travel times to residential and commercial developments in the Legtaifiya area, said a report in the Qatar Tribune.

Located between Lusail City and north of the Pearl Interchange currently under construction, the NCC Bridge will be a 200-metre-long crossing. The part of the bridge that has been opened comprises two lanes in each direction, which is a section of the final road. The NCC Bridge upgrade is due to be completed in the final quarter of 2017, the paper reported.

The Lusail Expressway, which the bridge is a part of, is a key project currently under construction under Qatar’s Expressway Programme. It is located in the north of Doha and will upgrade the existing Lusail Street from south of the Al Wahda Intersection to north of the North Canal Crossing. The project is 5.3km-long with four lanes in each direction, Qatar Tribune added.

In addition to the upgraded North and South Canal Crossings, the project will deliver three major interchanges at Al Wadha, The Pearl and Onaiza, each as high as four levels, and comprising a network of vehicle and Light Rail tunnels, underpasses, flyovers and junctions.

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