Posted on June 16, 2015

The Public Works Authority announced that access and egress to and from Al Rayyan Road to Jasim Bin Hamad Street will be closed for a length of about 250 metres in the vicinity of Al Rayyan Village compound. The closure will be in place for three months starting Friday 19 June 2015.

Vehicles coming from the Olympic Roundabout (Sports Roundabout) and heading West will be able to access Jasim Bin Hamad Street by taking the exit from Al Rayyan Road to Al Yamama Street, turning left into Al Rashid Street and right again onto Jasim Bin Hamad Street. Commuters who wish to access Al Rayyan Road via Jassim Bin Hamad Street will have to make a U-turn to access Al Rashid Street and then make a right turn onto Al Yamama Street (as shown in the attached map).

Ashghal Temporary closure of 2 [].jpgAshghal is implementing this temporary closure to complete the northern section of a proposed tunnel that will eventually pass under Al Rayyan Road. The completed intersection will allow vehicles travelling eastbound along Al Rayyan Road to access Jasim Bin Hamad Street through the tunnel, without the need to make a U-turn at the Olympic Roundabout. The tunnel will also allow vehicles heading south from Jasim Bin Hamad Street to go directly to Olympic roundabout without the need to U turn at the 22nd of February Expressway/Al Rayyan junction.

Ashghal urges all commuters to abide by the speed limits to help ensure their safety and to follow the new signage displayed in the area to guide them.