The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced the full opening of Al Gharrafa Interchange (known as Immigration Interchange) to traffic from Friday (August 9) following the completion of the works to convert Al Gharrafa Roundabout into a signalised junction, in addition to the development of parts of the service roads on 22 February Street.
Eng. Mohamed Arqoub Al Khaldi, Head of Doha City Section, Road Projects Department at Ashghal, said that the development of the interchange contributes significantly to improving traffic and increasing its capacity, as it is located in an area with high traffic density where large number of vehicles uses this intersection on a daily basis. This interchange connects Doha with the northern areas of the country and provides easy access to the surrounding areas, such Al Luqta, Madinat Khalifa, Al Messila and Al Rayyan, in addition to many service, educational, health, commercial and residential facilities.
Al Khaldi added that the project improved the accesses of the roads surrounding the interchange and developing the service roads on both sides, as well as adding new light poles at the intersection, in addition to the development of 22 February Street accesses in the area between Al Rayyan Intersection and Rashida Intersection, and constructing additional parking on the western side of 22 February Street. The project also included the development of a stormwater drainage system, and the protection of existing services of Ooredoo, Kahramaa and others.
Ashghal pointed out that Al Gharrafa interchange Bridge will be closed to traffic heading north towards Al Duhail for 4 days starting tomorrow. The closure is in coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic and aims to renew the asphalt layer of the bridge.
During the traffic closure, motorists heading north to Al Duhail will have to use the two-lane traffic signal already opened at the interchange.