Posted on June 20, 2016

The Public Works Authority announces a traffic diversion on part of Al Wakra Road, stretching from the Air Force Interchange on the F-Ring Road to the Old Barwa Intersection, as shown in the attached map. The diversion will start on Friday/Saturday 24/25 June 2016, and will be operated in coordination with the Traffic Police Department.

As part of this diversion, road users travelling from Al Wakra to Doha will be able to use two routes to reach their destination. Motorists travelling to Hamad International Airport or the Corniche can turn right at the Barwa Village Traffic Signal onto Ras Abu Aboud Road, while road users travelling to central Doha can turn left at the same traffic signal onto the new extension of Najma Street. Road users travelling from Doha to Al Wakra will be able to use the same routes along Najma Street and Ras Abu Aboud Road.

Ashghal Traffic diversion on part 2 [].jpg

The traffic diversion will enable Ashghal to commence excavation works on the existing Al Wakra Road and facilitate the construction works of the main carriageway as part of Ashghal’s East Corridor project. It is worth mentioning that the East Corridor Expressway project is part of Ashghal’s vital Expressway Programme, and includes the construction of a new dual carriageway with a length of approximately 11 kilometers and consists of five lanes in each direction. The road will create a new strategic link in the south area of Doha.

Ashghal will install road signs advising 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.