A distance of nearly 1.5km between Al Gharrafa (Passport Intersection) and Umm Lekhba (The Landmark) would remain temporarily closed during the nights from January 11 to 16 (both days including), Ashghal announced.
The closure and resultant diversion, aimed at installing a new bridge between Al Gharrafa and Madinat Khalifa North is to be held on Thursday between 12.30am and 4.30am, and on Friday from 2am to 9am.
The detour resumes on the following four nights back to back from Saturday, (January 13) through Tuesday (January 16) to be in effect from 12.30am to 4.30am.
The traffic diversion will require the closure of Al Shamal Road carriageway and service roads in each direction along with the Passport Intersection Bridge. Also, traffic leading to Doha and Al Shamal on the Passport Intersection Roundabout will be diverted while other exits of the roundabout leading from and to Khalifa Street and Doha will be opened.
Motorists commuting from Doha to Al Shamal are advised to take a right at Passport Intersection onto Khalifa Street, turn left at Al Markhiya Intersection towards Arab Leagues Street, then join Al Markhiya Street by taking left the next Dahl Al Hamam Intersection towards Landmark Intersection underpass and take right towards Al Shamal Road, afterwards.
Motorists commuting from Al Shamal to Doha are advised to take a left onto Landmark Intersection underpass towards Al Markhiya Street, turn right at the next Dahl Al Hamam Intersection towards Al Markhiya Intersection on Khalifa Street, then turn right towards the Passport Intersection and take the third exit of the roundabout towards Doha, afterwards.
Ashghal will install road signs providing motorists with advance notice of the new road layout. The Public Works Authority has requested all road users to abide by the new speed limit and follow the road signs to ensure safety.
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