The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced it will implement minor traffic changes in the Umm Al Seneem area ahead of the opening of a 150m flyover on Industrial Area Road on Monday.
The flyover, which is being delivered as part of Ashghal’s Rawdat Al Khail Street extension project, is located at the intersection of East Industrial Street and Industrial Area Road and will provide motorists with a free-flowing road connection from Al Kassarat Street to Naslat Al Maa Street, the authority has said in a press statement.
The flyover forms a key component of the new East Street 33 Interchange, a grade-separated interchange that will replace the former Al Watan Roundabout and enable free-flowing movement between Salwa Road, the Industrial Area, Industrial Area Road and East Industrial Street. The entire interchange is expected to be complete in June, Ashghal has said.
To enable finishing works on the East Street 33 Interchange, Ashghal will make slight modifications to the surrounding roads for the next month.
As shown on the attached map, the existing U-turns on East Industrial Street (towards Salwa Road) and Industrial Area Road (between Al Kassarat Street and Al Watan Roundabout) and the roundabout on East Industrial Street (near Bu Samra Street) have been closed.
Road users who previously used the U-turn on East Industrial Street (towards Salwa Road) have been advised to continue straight towards Salwa Road for a short distance before performing a U-turn underneath the bridge at Street 23 and returning to the existing road layout at East Street 33 Interchange and continuing towards their destination.
Road users who previously used the U-turn on Industrial Area Road (between Al Kassarat Street and Al Watan Roundabout) will need to continue straight for a short distance and turn at the roundabout on Al Kassarat Street.
Road users who previously used the roundabout on East Industrial Street (near Bu Samra Street) will need to continue straight for a short distance to the next roundabout and perform a U-turn to head back to their required destination.
Ashghal has said there will be no reduction in the number of lanes on Industrial Area Road and East Industrial Street and requested all road users to abide by the speed limit, which is 50km/h, and follow newly implemented traffic road signs to ensure their safety.