Salwa International Highway, Qatar
The Government of State of Qatar
July 2003
December 2008
‘Salwa’ refers to a 95 km long highway, which extends from the Industrial Area to Abu Samra on the Saudi border along 81 kilometers and contains four-lane dual carriageway with 11 interchanges, with international specifications of expressway.

The Qatar Primary Routes Phase 1 Project is a minor initiative for capacity enhancement of the international highway in quantitative terms. It envisages rehabilitation and upgrading of the Salwa Highway.

The package consists of 80.366 kms road length from the Industrial Area Roundabout (Stn. 12+014) to Abu Samra (Stn. 92+380). The works comprised the upgrading of the existing Salwa Road featuring dual four-lane carriageways built according to modern freeway standards, including access control, grade separations, drainage, median barriers and signage.

Interchanges: A total of 11 Interchange Bridges were proposed. The bridge structures encompass 2 spans and 4 spans. The interchanges are designed to different configurations. Interchanges 29, 35, 51, 62 and 84 are designed to a Diamond Configuration while Interchange 42 is designed to a Trumpet Configuration.

UEM completed the main-line carriageway to support the interim requirements of the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) for the Doha Asian Games in December.