The inaugural ceremony of Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor will be held Wednesday under the auspices of HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani.
A prestigious project of the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor extends for approximately 25km from Hamad International Airport to Umm Lekhba Interchange on Doha Expressway.
The first 13km phase, from Umm Lekhba Interchange to Bu Hamour Bridge, was opened in September last year. Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor has the longest bridge, and the deepest and longest bi-directional tunnel. With a length of 1,200m, Qatar's first cable-stayed bridge is on the Corridor, and extends from Mesaimeer Road to Al Bustan Street and crosses over Halul Intersection on Mesaimeer Road and Faleh Bin Nasser Intersection on Salwa Road.
Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor links the south and north parts of Doha without the need to pass through Doha Expressway and 22 February Street. Works as part of the Corridor includes upgrading E Ring, F Ring, Mesaimeer, Al Bustan, Bu Erayyen and Lebday roads and sections of Al Markhiya Street. In addition, Ashghal is enhancing 12km of local and peripheral roads intersecting with the Corridor. The total road works of the project are approximately 37km.