A section of Al Waab St. that goes from Villaggio Mall toward Al Sadd will be completely closed to traffic for 12 hours starting Thursday, Qatar’s Public Work’s Authority Ashghal has said.
The closure will take effect from 11pm on Thursday until 11am Friday, to allow workers to do maintenance work on the traffic signal at the intersection of Al Bustan St. and Al Waab.
Motorists heading toward Al Sadd will be diverted onto Bu Erayyen St. Traffic heading in the opposite direction on Al Waab, toward Villaggio Mall, will not be affected.
According to the map, those traveling on Bu Erayyen St. and Al Bustan St. and heading toward Al Waab would also face diversions.
Al Bustan St., which becomes Bu Erayyen St. north of Al Waab St., is set to undergo extensive works later this year as part of a multi-billion riyal overhaul of local roads and expressways across the country.
Ashghal’s plans to remodel the road include creating a three-level interchange at its junction with Al Rayyan Road – a ground-level signalized junction, an underpass below it and another underpass below that (-2 level) for Bu Erayyen/Al Bustan Street.
The work, which is expected to affect the whole road, is due to start this year and be completed in the first half of 2019, Ashghal said in its annual report, which was published late last year.
Airport road diversion
Meanwhile, Ashghal has also announced the six-month closure of Dareen St. off of Airport Road to enable micro-tunneling works ahead of building a new pumping station.
Commuters will not be able to access Airport Road from Dareen St. starting June 6. The closure will last until the end of November.
Instead, they can can turn right onto Al Aasha St. and continue until Umm Al Maradem St. before turning left onto Airport road, Ashghal said.