Posted on December 04, 2017

The Public Works Authority, ‘Ashghal’, will permanently shift traffic onto the New Orbital Highway truck lanes along a 2.5 kilometre stretch of the Temporary Truck Route, located 25 kilometres west of Doha to the south of Interchange No 24 on Salwa Road in order to continue construction of the 5 lane in each direction main carriageway.

The proposed road change has been designed in coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic. It will be implemented and permanently maintained starting on Tuesday 5 December 2017.

This realignment will be implemented in two phases over the next two weeks. During the two phases, road users travelling in both directions will simply be shifted onto parallel roads and can continue their journey towards Salwa Road or Mesaieed as required. The first phase will be implemented on 5 December and will include the complete closure of the eastbound lanes on the existing Temporary Truck Route, to be replaced with the New Orbital Highway completed truck lanes. The second phase will be implemented on 17 December and will include the complete closure of the westbound lanes on the existing Temporary Truck Route, to be replaced with the New Orbital Highway completed truck lanes.

Ashghal advises road users that it will need to reduce the number of lanes on this 2.5 kilometre section of the Temporary Truck Route from the existing three lanes to two permanent Orbital truck lanes in order to complete the required construction works. The Public Works Authority will install road signs advising motorists of the road change. ‘Ashghal’ requests all road users to abide by the speed limit, which remains at 80 kph for this 2.5 kilometre section of the Orbital, and follow the road signs to ensure their safety. 

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