Posted on April 18, 2016

The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announces that it will implement a temporary closure on part of Al Shamal Road on the fast lane (left lane) of the southbound traffic heading to Doha. The closure will start approximately 1 km after Exit 35 (Al Khor Exit) at the intersection of Al Shamal Road with Al Khor Road, starting Wednesday 20 April 2016. This will be followed by a traffic diversion on part of Al Shamal Road including the four northbound lanes for the same length, as shown in the attached map and in coordination with the Traffic Department – Ministry of Interior. This traffic diversion will take place on Thursday 21 April 2016. The duration of the traffic diversion is two months.

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During this period, traffic will be diverted to a newly constructed diversion with the same number of lanes adjacent to the closed section of the road. On the southbound side of Al Shamal, three lanes will remain open to traffic. The speed limit will be reduced from 120 kph to 80 kph along the diversion route to ensure the safety of road users and the project’s workforce. The diversion is required to allow for the construction of the bridge at the intersection between Al Shamal Road and the New Orbital Highway, as part of the New Orbital Highway and Truck Route Project, contract four. Ashghal will install road signs to advice 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.