The partial closure of 1.7km of the main road that runs past Education City and the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) will affect traffic heading in both directions starting tomorrow, March 4, Ashghal has said.
The public works authority announced last month that a stretch of the road would be shut for 22 months while it continues to reconfigure Al Luqta St., as part of its Dukhan Highway East project.
At that time, it said only the west-bound traffic, heading out of central Doha, would be diverted.
But now, Al Luqta St. will be shut from the QNCC until the Arab Museum of Modern Art (Mathaf) in both directions.
However, the roundabout at the junction of Al Gharrafat Al Rayyan Street will remain open to enable access to Education City’s west car park.
Traffic will be diverted through Bani Hajer to join back on to Al Luqta St. at the Bani Hajer eastern u-turn.
On Al Luqta St., three entrances for Education City will be open – gate 14 (near the u-turn), the west car park and gate 2 next to Slope Roundabout.
An entrance will also also be open on Al Huwar St., south of Slope Roundabout, Ashghal said.
The Dukhan Highway East project involves rebuilding 11km of the road from Bani Hajer to Slope Roundabout to create four lanes in each direction, upgrading the service roads and constructing seven multi-level interchanges to improve traffic flow on the route.
It began in October 2011 and is expected to take until next summer to complete.