Posted on October 06, 2019

The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announces a permanent closure of the entrance from Al Shamal Road south bound to the service road before Thani Bin Jassim Street (Al Ittihad Street).

The permanent closure will be implemented on Tuesday, October 8 2019 in coordination with Traffic Department, to facilitate construction of two of new bridges at Umm Lekhba Interchange and new roads scheme in the area as part of Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor. Road users on Al Shamal Road can use the entrance near Al Gharrafa Complex after “Al Ittihad New Bridge” then head to Abdulrahman Bin Ouf Street to use the U-turn on Thani bin Jassim Street to reach Q Mall, Gharrafa Market and commercial areas. Road users can also use the new Etihad Bridge in the direction to Gharrafa to reach the intersection known as "Al Ittihad Intersection" and make a U-turn to Thani bin Jassim Street and then make another U-turn under the bridge to reach Q Mall and commercial areas.

Ashghal will install road signs to guide road users through the new road layout.  The Public Works Authority requests all road users to abide by the new speed limit and follow the road signs to ensure their safety.