The south exit on Umm Lekhba interchange which leads to Al Shamal Road will be closed from Saturday. However, the duration of the closure has not been mentioned. Motorists from Al-Markhiya Interchange on Al-Markhiya Street, and heading towards Doha should continue straight until the newly constructed U-turn, and then follows signs to reach Al Shamal Road and from there to the desired destination (as shown on the map). Road users from Al Gharrafa interchange heading towards Doha can use the alternative route by following the traffic signs to reach Al Shamal Road. The closure is to enable construction of multiple bridges and overpasses to reduce the traffic congestion on Al Shamal Road and Umm Lekhba Interchange.