Posted on November 29, 2016

The Public Works Authority, ‘Ashghal’, will implement a minor traffic diversion on Mesaieed Road, approximately 14 kilometres south of Al Wakra.

The temporary detour, which comes in coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic, will be in place on Thursday 1 December 2016, and last for a short period of three months. The road change is required to enable the construction of a critical interchange that will connect the New Hamad Port to the New Orbital Highway and Truck Route project. During the diversion, road users travelling northbound from Mesaieed to Al Wakra will be detoured to a 1.4 kilometre long purpose-built loop road before rejoining Mesaieed Road, as shown on the attached map.

The new loop road will have the same road capacity, and road users will still have access to two lanes in all directions. With the camping season now underway, Ashghal reminds road users to exercise special care while driving to their campsite, by reducing speed at 50 kph and following newly installed diversion road signs to ensure their safety.