Ashghal will implement a traffic change at Al Mazrouah Interchange along Al Shamal Road starting on Friday to facilitate the completion of construction works of a multi-level interchange on the New Orbital Highway and Truck Route project. 
The proposed road closure, in co-ordination with the General Directorate of Traffic, will remain in place for two months. 
The eastbound carriageway on Al Mazrouah Interchange main bridge will be closed for a distance of 2km and traffic shifted to the westbound carriageway where the lanes will be adjusted to accommodate movement in both directions. 
In addition, the roundabout on the east of Al Mazrouah Interchange bridge will be slightly relocated though all existing traffic movements will be maintained (as shown on the map).
During the period, road users travelling eastbound on Salwa Road heading towards Doha will be required to use the first exit on the roundabout (west of Al Mazourah Interchange) and follow signs along the new temporary road to reach Al Shamal Road.
Those bound for Ruwais will be shifted on to the westbound carriageway of Al Mazrouah Interchange main bridge and then make a U-turn at the temporary roundabout (east of Al Mazrouah Interchange) to continue their journey northbound along Al Shamal Road.
Those going to Lusail will be shifted to the westbound carriageway of Al Mazrouah Interchange main bridge and should continue straight once they reach the new temporary roundabout to reach their destination.
Road users travelling from the Umm Slal area wishing to access Umm Slal Health Centre and the Girls’ School are advised to use the south access of the Woqod petrol station as an alternative to the southbound lanes of Al Shamal service road.
Ashghal will install road signs providing motorists with advance notice of the new road layout and request all road users to abide by the posted speed limit and to ensure their safety.
Mazrouah Interchange is scheduled to open for public use by the fourth quarter of 2018 and there will be an increase in the lane capacity from three to five in each direction, and enhance travel efficiency to Al Shamal, Al Ruwais, Lusail and Salwa Road.
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