Posted on January 03, 2018

The Public Works Authority, ‘Ashghal’, will put in place a minor traffic change beneath Al Mazrooah Interchange on North Road carriageway on Friday, 5 January, 2017, to last for six months. The shift will enable the construction of a multi-level interchange on the New Orbital Highway and Truck Route project.

During the detour, designed in collaboration with the General Directorate of Traffic, road users travelling south from Al Shamal towards Doha will be shifted onto the northbound carriageway for one kilometre before returning to the normal road alignment, as shown on the attached map. Ashghal advises that the number of lanes in each direction on Al Shamal Road will be reduced from four lanes to three lanes for one kilometre section. The new multi-level interchange will be opened for public use in 2018 and will increase the existing road capacity from three lanes to five lanes in each direction while simultaneously enhancing travel efficiency to Al Shamal, Al Ruwais, Lusail and Salwa Road. 

Ashghal will install road signs providing motorists with advance notice of the new road layout. The Public Works Authority requests all road users to abide by the new speed limit, which remains at 80 kph, and follow the road signs to ensure their safety.