Posted on December 28, 2017

The Public Works Authority, ‘Ashghal’, will change traffic on northbound main carriageway of the Orbital Road onto a parallel route, running from the intersecting points of northern Orbital Road and Salwa Road to southern Orbital Road and Dukhan Road towards Lusail. The detour will be in effect on Sunday, 31 December, 2017 and last for 12 months.

The traffic shift, proposed in collaboration with the General Directorate of Traffic, will enable the construction of the New Orbital Highway and Truck Route, one of Ashghal’s Expressway Programme projects. During the detour, travelers heading for Lusail from Mesaieed and Salwa Road via the Orbital Road can use the next route for a distance of approximately 13.5 km, to stretch from Interchange 24 on Salwa Road to prior to Umm Al Juwashin Interchange, as illustrated on the map. The parallel road is made up of two lanes replacing the three-lane Orbital Road main carriageway, with no change for speed limit at 80 kph.

The Public Works Authority will install road signs advising motorists of the detour. ‘Ashghal’ requests all road users to abide by the speed limit at 80 kph, and follow the road signs to ensure their safety.