Service road shut at Umm Birka Interchange for two months
January 28 2018 09:07 PM


The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced that it will close the northern service road heading towards Simsima at the Umm Birka Interchange on Tuesday for a period of 60 days.
The closure is being carried out in co-ordination with the General Directorate of Traffic, Ashghal has said in a press statement.
During the closure period, traffic heading towards Simsima and North Road via the northern service road at the Umm Birka Interchange will be diverted to a parallel diversion road, as shown on the attached map.
The traffic change is required to enable the works of laying sewer rising mains as part of a ‘design, build, operate and maintain’ project pertaining to the Al Thakhira sewage treatment works, transfer pumping station and associated pipelines, the statement explains.
The authority has requested road users to abide by the speed limit and follow diversion road signs installed by Ashghal to ensure their safety. 
With the camping season now under way, Ashghal has also reminded road users to exercise special care while driving to their campsite, by further reducing speed as necessary.

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