The Government of Qatar has announced the construction of the Mega Sharq Crossing Project will get start in 2015. The magnificent design of Sharq Crossing is designed by Santiago Calatrava, one of the renowned Spanish Architect who also designed the famous Turning Torso in Sweden. This 12 km long mega structure will connect the new Hamad International Airport, Katara Cultural Village and The West Bay Financial District at Doha. The traffic congestion in Doha City is reportedly increasing with the increase in motorization and population grown. This mega structure is expected to cater forthcoming problem in the city, as it promises to accommodate 2,000 vehicles per hour per lane. The mega structure is also flanked by a series of sub-sea tunnels to manage and direct the flow of traffic across the bay.
In addition to the management of traffic flow, the project also incorporates a recreational park that can be accessed by an elevated walkway, offering panoramic views across the harbor. “Sharq Crossing is an engineering masterpiece of design,” said Ashghal president H.E Eng. Nasser Bin Ali Al-Mawlawi. “And while providing an important new artery to Doha’s existing road network, it will be instantly recognizable across the world and will be an emblem for Qatar.”