Posted on November 29, 2015

The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announced that it will implement a temporary diversion on part of Lijmiliya Road, running approximately 2 km in both directions. The diversion will start on Tuesday, 1 December 2015 and will last six months. During this period, traffic will be diverted to a new temporary road section adjacent to the closed road, as shown on the attached map.

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. The new road which is part of Lijmiliya, Leatooriya, Al Sheehaniya Expressway project and will provide permanent features, including; a permanent roundabout, a median island, in addition to pedestrian and cyclist pathways. 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 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.