A diversion will be in place for a year from Saturday on a 7.8km section of Mesaieed Road onto a parallel route to enable construction of an additional four-lane carriageway between Al Wakra and Mesaieed.
The proposed road change, which will start 5km south of Al Wakra, has been designed in co-ordination with the General Directorate of Traffic.
The northbound and southbound lanes will be shifted in two phases 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 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 10km south of Al Wakra or the recently opened interchange near Hamad Port.
Ashghal also said 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 7.8km section.