29 Jan 2019 – 9:25
Doha: The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ has announced the implementation of a permanent closure for an exit in each direction from the service road to 22 February Street.
The closure of the exit on the direction from Al Rayyan Interchange to Al Gharrafa Interchange will be effective from January 30, 2019, while the exit on the other direction will be closed effective from February 2, 2019, in coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic.
Drivers who want to exit to 22 February Street from the service road in the direction from Al Rayyan Interchange towards Al Gharrafa Interchange can continue driving around 1km to reach the newly constructed exit. As for those traveling from the opposite direction, they will have to exit to 22 February Street using the exit located after Al Rayyan Interchange. These two permanent closures aim to improve traffic movement on 22 February Street by widening it at the area between Al Rayyan and Al Gharrafa Interchanges.
The closure comes as part of Phase 1 of Ashghal project aiming to convert Immigration R/A to an intersection and to develop parts of service roads on 22 February Road, in order to improve traffic movement and increase the intersection’s capacity. This phase also includes the development of the storm water drainage system, protection of existing utilities, as well as the addition of new lighting poles at the new intersection.
The Public Works Authority will install road signs advising motorists of the closure. Ashghal has requested all road users to abide by the speed limit, and follow the road signs to ensure their safety.