Lusail Expressway is one of the largest among 30 road projects to be developed as part of Qatar’s seven-year Expressway Programme.
Initiated in 2010 to connect people and places across the city of In 2010, Qatar’s seven-year Expressway Programme consists of 30 road projects, with the aim of connecting people and places across the city of Doha and wider Qatar. Nine hundred (900) kilometres of new road network involving a number of underpasses, flyovers and multi-level interchanges are expected to be delivered.
The Lusail Expressway is one of the biggest to be developed, with 5.3 km of four-lane highway in both directions, two cofferdams and three major interchanges; the Al Wahda Interchange, Onaiza Interchange, and the Pearl Interchange.
The Expressway will also have two service lanes in the multi-level interchange areas, and include a complex network of tunnels, flyovers and junctions in order to meet the future traffic demands by providing easy and speedy connectivity.
Dewatering of the project proved a challenge, as unforeseen and unexpected cavities and fissured flows were encountered, with at the peak flow in excess of 10,000 m3/hr for one of the underpasses! However, WJ rose to the challenge and dewatering was achieved with deepwell system and supplemented with sump pumping.
- LOCATION: Qatar, United Arab Emirates
- CLIENT: Ashghal (Qatar Public Works Authority)
- CONSULTANT: CDM Smith / AECOM / KBR
- MAIN CONTRACTOR: Hyundai Engineering and Construction