The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ on Tuesday issued a reminder about the temporary traffic closure on both directions of Corniche Street in Doha, from 12am on August 6 (Friday) until 5am on August 10 (Tuesday).
The traffic diversion plan implemented in co-ordination with the General Directorate of Traffic of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) aims to facilitate completion of some construction works of Corniche Street development project.
The diversion includes closure of Corniche Street and parts of some surrounding streets around Al Bidda Park, Al Diwan Street, Al Rumaila street, Grand Hamad Street (Banks’ Street) and Mohammed bin Thani street. However, pedestrians will be allowed to use the closed roads, in addition to use of public transportation means as an alternative to private vehicles.
There are seven stations of Doha Metro along Corniche Street including QNCC, West Bay, Corniche, Al Bidda, Souq Waqif, Msheireb, and Qatar National Museum. Additionally, there are six public transport bus stations at various locations including station beside Dafna Park, City Center, QNCC Metro Station, Hotel Park, Doha Fishing Port, and Souq Waqif Metro.
The closure aims to facilitate completion of some construction works of Corniche Street development project. PICTURE: Shaji Kayamkulam
The public transport buses will operate at intervals of every 10-15 minutes, providing transportation for nine hours on Friday from 2pm to 11.59pm and on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 6am to 11pm. The buses will operate in parallel with Metro operating hours.
Ashghal urged all commuters using the Corniche Street to use alternative routes to reach their destinations. Ashghal apologised for the inconveniences that the closure of Corniche Street may cause. Any inquiries can be made through Ashghal Call Center on 188, operating 24/7 or through Ashghal’s official social media channels.
The development works include completion of implementing four pedestrian tunnels, as these tunnels aim to enhance pedestrian traffic and connect the paths to the neighbourhoods. The construction works also include three plazas on the Corniche including Al Dafna Plaza, Corniche Plaza, and Al Bidda Plaza, in addition to studying some infrastructure development works in public utility service.