Posted on September 27, 2015

The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announces that one lane in each direction on the E-Ring Road and Najma Street, intersecting at Al Thumama Roundabout, will be temporarily closed in approximately 400 meter sections. A newly constructed temporary roundabout will allow traffic around the construction works inside the roundabout, as shown in the pictured map​. The closure will begin on Tuesday, 29 September, 2015, and will last four months.

The objective of this closure is to allow for the construction works needed to convert Al Thumama Roundabout to a signal-controlled junction, as part of the Interim Upgrade project on E-Ring Road and Najma Street, which will serve to reduce traffic congestion in the area. It’s worth mentioning that the project works will include widening the E-Ring Road and Najma Street, developing the infrastructure utilities, upgrading drainage networks in the area, in addition to providing pedestrian and cyclist paths, street lighting, and landscaping.

Ashghal will install road signs to advice motorists of the closure. The authority requests all road users to abide by the speed limits, and follow the road signs to ensure their safety.

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In addition, the Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announced that a partial diversion will take place on the street parallel to Al Amir Street, stretching 800 metres from its intersection with Kasr Al Rayyan Street towards Al Rayyan Interchange. The diversion will begin on Monday 28th of September 2015, and will last for a year. During this period, the traffic will be diverted to an alternative road with the same number of lanes adjacent to the existing road, as shown in the map above.

The diversion is required to allow the construction of the bridge that will link Al Rayyan Road to Al Shamal Road via Al Amir Street, as part of the second phase works of Al Rayyan Road upgrade project, which will serve to reduce traffic congestion in Al Rayyan area and provide easy access to residential and commercial areas. Ashghal will install road signs to advise motorists of the diversion. The authority requests all road users to abide by the speed limits, and follow the road signs to ensure their safety.

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Furthermore, the Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announces that it will implement a temporary closure on the Roundabout 23, in both the East and the West directions leading to Street 23 in the Industrial Area. Al Kassarat Street, However, will remain open in the two other directions through the roundabout. The closure will start on Monday 28th September, 2015, and will last six months. The subsidiary streets parallel to Al-Kassarat Street Eastbound, and leading to the residential and commercial areas surrounding Street 23, will also be closed, as shown in the map above. 

It is worth mentioning that this closure is part of the construction works to develop Doha’s Industrial Area. The project aims to increase the capacity of roads and support the traffic flow, in addition to providing the area with integral infrastructure. Ashghal apologises for any inconvenience, and urges all road users to abide by speed limits and traffic signs to ensure their safety.

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