Posted on December 12, 2017

The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ started converting Al Tarfa Roundabout (known as Golf Course Roundabout) into a signal-controlled intersection. The project aims to enhance traffic flow and increase the road capacity of the intersection and the roads within this project.

In order to allow the implementation of the project works, one lane will be closed on the University Street and two lanes will be kept open to traffic in each direction. One lane will also be closed and two lanes will remain open in all sides of Al Tarfa Roundabout, as shown in the attached map. The closure will start on the evening of Thursday, 14 December 2017 and is planned to last until mid-February 2018. Access roads to residential areas will remain open throughout the project period.

The conversion of Al Tarfa Roundabout into an intersection includes works to improve a number of streets in the area. The number of lanes of a 500-meter long section of the University Street will be increased to four main lanes and two left turn lanes in both directions. The number of lanes of a 400-meter long section of Al Khor Coastal Road will be increased to four main lanes and three left turn lanes in both directions. The number of lanes of a 600-meter long section of Golf Course Street will be increased to three main lanes and three left turn lanes in both directions.

The project will also include sidewalks on all the sides of the intersection, and will also provide street lighting as well as road signs, in addition to upgrading the stormwater drainage network, and protecting existing utilities of Ooredoo and Kahramaa, located under the roads. The authority requests all road users to abide by the speed limits, and follow the newly installed road signs to ensure their safety.

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