Dukhan Highway
Qatar (2005 - 2009)

The 42.5km Dukhan Highway project is of national significance for the state of Qatar as part of its road modernisation initiative as the country gears up for the 2022 FIFA Football World Cup. The national highway project involves the construction of a four-lane dual carriageway with grade separated interchanges, replacing the existing two-lane single carriageway.

Among the major civil engineering works completed for the highway include underpasses, bridges and ancillary works with five major interchanges, service roads, beautification works and underground pipelines for water, electricity, drainage and oil.

The mega project starts one kilometer to the eastern town of Shahaniyya and continues to the Zekreet interchange neighbouring the Dukhan industrial area. The completed highway brings immense travelling convenience to residents and enhanced logistics coordination for the commercial district.

Dukhan Highway was among the winners in the inaugural Construction Week Qatar Awards 2011 as the Infrastructure Project of the Year for its incredible attention to details and perceptiveness to environmental factors such as surface-water containment and underpasses for camels.

Client Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL), Qatar
Main Contractor Gamuda – WCT Joint Venture (GWCT JV)
Scope of Works
  • Road works
  • Bridge works
  • Ancillary works
Project Length 42.5km
Carriageway Width Four-lane dual carriageway with shoulders
Interchanges Five grade separated junctions and associated structures
Underpasses & Camel
Seven underpasses with four camel crossings
Road Furniture Traffic signs, sign gantries and road markings
  • Pavement and drainage works
  • Site clearance and earthworks
  • Landscaping works
  • Camel fencing
  • Utilities
Works in relation
to the following existing
and future utility services
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Telephone
  • Foul sewers
  • Qatar Petroleum
  • Qatar Emiri Signal Corp.