Doha Expressway Programme
Delivering one of the world's largest road infrastructure network programmes
Not long ago, Doha was a disparate network of road infrastructure with disconnected links throughout its commercial and residential destinations. The Doha Expressway Programme is a comprehensive primary road network upgrade to provide a modern and integrated road network. This programme is a vital element in connecting the city’s commercial and residential destinations and facilities with transport networks such as rail and bus networks.
Zutari has made a significant contribution to the programme, providing engineering and concept design, technical advisory, and design review management support to the programme management consultant appointed by the Public Works Authority, Ashghal, for nearly 10 years.
The programme includes more than 40 separate projects, adding approximately 800 km of new roads to Qatar’s transport network; 95 new grade-separated interchanges that include 200 bridges, 90 underpasses and 50 tunnels; reliable underground utility corridors along both sides of new road corridors; enhanced pedestrian and cycle facilities with 450 km of new paths across the city and extending into the urban fringe areas; new road signs and intelligent transport systems; and beautification schemes of landscape connections and the planting of new vegetation.
Our services include value engineering, design reviews, strategic traffic modelling, utilities management and the production of interim design standards and details. With primary accountability for value engineering across the programme, we worked with the design consultants to develop innovative solutions for the tunnels, steel bridges, utilities corridors and expressway interchange configurations.
Adding approximately 800 km of new roads to Qatar’s transport network; 95 new grade-separated interchanges that include 200 bridges, 90 underpasses and 50 tunnels
The use of digital engineering to create 3D models of engineering designs is a vital part of the engineering contract and stakeholder communication process.
The use of digital engineering to create 3D models of engineering designs is a vital part of the engineering contract and stakeholder communication process. This includes using 3D models for civil design, checks on engineering estimates, workflow communication and clash detection analysis, geospatial information systems (GIS) for road network mapping, digital design data for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ Supreme Committee to plan the sporting event, and 3D models used in stakeholder communication to present the landscaping works along the road networks.
Due to the importance of roads and the irreplaceable value that they bring to society and the economy, the Doha Expressway Programme will be one of the world’s largest road infrastructure network programmes. As the road infrastructure develops to accommodate driver and passenger movements, the pressure on Doha’s roads will reduce and congestion will continue to clear.
*The Aurecon Africa business has been officially renamed Zutari as at 21 July 2020. Zutari acquired Aurecon Middle East on 20 November 2020.