Posted on September 18, 2015

The Public Works Authority is implementing a new intersection on Corniche Street between the National Theatre Intersection and the Emiri Diwan Intersection. The new intersection is being implemented based on recommendations from the Traffic Congestion Committee and after studying the traffic flow on the Corniche Street. The new intersection aims to enable Corniche Street users coming from Al Diwan Intersection towards The National Theatre Intersection to either make left-hand turns onto Al Rumailah Street or U-turns to the other side of the street, without the need to continue until the National Theatre Intersection then make a U-turn. Project works also include widening a part of Al Rumailah Street to three lanes instead of two. 

New intersection on Corniche 2 [].jpgWorks on the project commence on Saturday 19 September 2015 and will last two months. Temporary closures will only take place on the lane adjacent to the work zone in the median on Corniche Street. Those closures will happen only during the night and for a maximum of two hours each time when delivering and unloading the material that will be used onto the median island. Plastic barriers will be put in place along the kerbstone of the median, which will reduce the width of the lane adjacent to the median by about 40 cm, however the lane will remain open for traffic. There will also be a closure on one lane to install the electric cables for the new traffic light signal which also takes place during the night hours and on the weekend.