Posted on March 30, 2017

The Public Works Authority, ‘Ashghal’, will divert a 7.8 kilometre section of Mesaieed Road onto a parallel route to enable the construction of an additional four-lane carriageway between Al Wakra and Mesaieed.

The proposed road change, which will start five kilometres south of Al Wakra, has been designed in coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic. The northbound and southbound lanes will be shifted in two phases, commencing on Saturday 1 April 2017, with an expected operation period of 12 months. The four additional lanes are being constructed as part of the New Orbital Highway and Truck Route project and, on completion, will double the vehicle capacity on Mesaieed Road.

As illustrated on the attached map, the minor road change will divert road users heading in each direction between Al Wakra and Mesaieed onto permanent parallel routes. There will be no change to the existing exit points and loop ramps on the roundabout 10 kilometres south of Al Wakra or the recently opened interchange near Hamad Port. Ashghal also advises that it will not reduce the existing number of lanes on Mesaieed Road, and road users will still have access to two lanes in each direction for the length of the 7.8 kilometre distance.

The speed limit on Mesaieed Road will remain at 80 kph. The Public Works Authority requests all road users to abide by the speed limit, and follow newly implemented traffic road signs to ensure their safety.