Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) is expected to tender the Al-Khor highway on the Lusail development before the end of the year.

The Al-Khor highway project, also known as construction package 9 (CP9), will be a multilevel road that will run along the western border of the Lusail City development and will contain up to five interchanges.

‘’Designs will be finalised in August and then the project will be put out for tender,’’ says a source close to the project.

Lusail City is being built over a total area of 35,000 square metres. The development will contain residential clusters, commercial districts, shopping and leisure facilities and two golf courses.

The Al-Khor highway is part of Qatar’s plans to invest $20bn on new roads and related drainage and infrastructure in the next five years.

In January, Ashghal awarded a joint venture of Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and the local Teyseer Contracting company two contracts worth an estimated total of QR1.9bn ($522m) for road projects in Doha.

The first contract is worth an estimated QR1bn and is for the Dukhan Central road project, which is the second phase of Dukhan highway project.

The second contract is worth an estimated QR850m and is for the F-ring road, which is the 12th package of the Doha Expressway. The F-ring road work will be about 8km long and will extend from the intersections of Abu Hamur and Al-Muntazah streets to the New Doha International Airport (MEED 24:1:11).