After months of construction in the Souq Waqif area, several of the roads around Musheireb have been reopened to traffic, Ashghal has announced.
Jasim Bin Mohammed St., which runs perpendicular to the Corniche, and two lanes of Al Rayyan Road have been reopened following upgrades as part of a four-part development project, the Public Works Authority said in a statement. It explained:
“With the opening of Jasim Bin Mohammed Street, road users will be able to use the street including Al Koot Fort, Al Jasra and Al Diwan signals between Al Corniche Street and Souq Waqif. It will also allow the traffic coming from Al Najada Souq to turn right to access Al Corniche Street and Al Najada Street and Msheireb Downtown Doha through Al Rayyan Road.”
Meanwhile, while two lanes of Al Rayyan Road heading from Old Diwan signal to the Souq has been reopened, the lanes in the opposite direction will stay closed for another two weeks.
Ashghal has completed two of the four phases of its area development project, and said the second half of upgrades in the Souq area will take place later this year. Renovations will stretch from Bani Hajer intersection the Souq Waqif intersection, and include some parts of the surrounding roads.
The reopening of some of the affected roads will likely be a big relief for commuters contending with everyday congestion in the area.
Has you noticed anything different on your ride to work this morning? Thoughts?