Posted on January 08, 2018

The Public Works Authority, ‘Ashghal’, will close on a temporary basis Al Shamal Road for a couple of hours overnight for a distance of 1.5 km long section between Al Gharrafa (Passport) Intersection and Umm Lekhba (Landmark) Intersection, as per Thursday, 11  January 2018 and last for a short period of six nights till Tuesday, 16 January 2018.

The diversion, aimed at installing a new bridge between Al Gharrafa and Madinat Khalifa North, starts at 12:30 am on Thursday, 11 January, 2018 and ends at 4:30 am on the same day, to be continued at 2 am on Friday, 12 January 2018 till 9 am on the same day.

The detour resumes on the following four nights back to back from Saturday, 13 January, 2018 through Tuesday, 16 January, 2018, to be in effect from 12:30 am to 4:30 am. The traffic change will require the closure of Al Shamal Road carriageway and service roads in each direction along with Passport Intersection Bridge. Also, traffic leading to Doha and Al Shamal on Passport Intersection Roundabout will be diverted while other exits of the roundabout leading from and to Khalifa Street and Doha will be opened.

Motorists commuting from Doha to Al Shamal are advised to take right at Passport Intersection onto Khalifa Street, turn left at Al Markhiya Intersection towards Arab Leagues Street, then join Al Markhiya Street by taking left the next Dahl Al Hamam Intersection towards Landmark Intersection underpass and take right towards Al Shamal Road, afterwards. Motorists commuting from Al Shamal to Doha are advised to take left onto Landmark Intersection underpass towards Al Markhiya Street, turn right at the next Dahl Al Hamam Intersection towards Al Markhiya Intersection on Khalifa Street, then turn right towards  the Passport Intersection and take the third exit of the roundabout towards Doha, afterwards.

Ashghal will install road signs providing motorists with advance notice of the new road layout. The Public Works Authority requests all road users to abide by the new speed limit and follow the road signs to ensure their safety.