Posted on November 18, 2015

The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announces that the existing intersection between Leatooriya and Lijmiliya roads will be temporary closed as well as section of Lijmiliya Road running approximately 4 km towards Lijmiliya. Traffic will be diverted to a temporary roundabout and road that have been built adjacent to the closed road, as shown in the attached map. The diversion will begin on Friday 20 November 2015, and will last six months. The diversion is needed to allow the demolition of the existing road and the construction of a new dual carriageway with two lanes in each direction.

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The new road which is part of Lijmiliya, Leatooriya, Al Sheehaniya Expressway project will provide permanent features, namely; a permanent roundabout, a median island, in addition to pedestrian and cyclist pathways. It is worth mentioning that the Construction of Lijmiliya, Leatooriya, Al Sheehaniya project is part of Ashghal’s Expressway Programme, and aims to enhance the traffic capacity and road safety in the area. The project also includes a wide range of works to develop the area’s infrastructure, install Intelligent Transport Systems, in addition to designing a comprehensive drainage system.

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.