New diversions are expected to be put into place on Sunday as Qatar’s public works authority Ashghal closes the entrance to Barwa Village in Al Wakrah for two years.
Motorists heading to the development from Doha on Al Wakrah Road will need to bypass the usual entrance and continue driving around 2km until a new traffic signal allows them to turn into Barwa Village.
In a statement, Ashghal said the closure will be in place during construction and excavation work for the East Corridor Project, a new major expressway that will link Doha’s Industrial Area with Hamad International Airport and the upcoming Hamad Port.
The Barwa Village diversion will remain in place until that project is completed, the public works authority added.
Though it did not specify when that would be, Ashghal previously said that completion of the East West Corridor is slated for the second quarter of 2017.
Construction on the project began last April and when finished, will consist of 22km of new road that runs five lanes in each direction. It is slated to stretch from west of Barwa City to south of Air Force Roundabout on Al Matar Street (Airport Road).
Meanwhile, as work advances on the Dukhan Highway project, Ashghal has announced further closures near Education City.
Starting today, Al Shahama St. between Bani Hajer Roundabout and Al Afaf St. will be closed for about two and a half years.
Motorists driving on Al Luqta St. heading toward Dukhan can skip the roundabout and continue driving until Al Ghawth St., where they can make a right turn to access the Bani Hajer area.
Will you be affected by the closures? Thoughts?