Al Khalidya Street and several surrounding roads in Najma will be partially closed tomorrow until mid-September by contractors upgrading the area’s sewer network, Qatar’s public works authority, Ashghal, said in a statement Saturday.
The development is part of a larger plan to upgrade the area’s infrastructure and comes on the heels of another set of road closures announced earlier this month in the same area aimed at widening roads and improve traffic flows.
Starting Monday, the 425-metre stretch of Al Khalidya Street heading south towards C-Ring Road will be closed to traffic. The opposite lane, heading towards Al Mansoura Street, will remain open.
A limited closure will also take place at the street’s intersection with C-Ring Road, preventing motorists from turning right and heading towards Al Mansoura Street.
Several other streets off Al Khalidya Street will also be closed, including the eastbound lanes of Al Kanary Street in the direction of Al Khalidya Street.
The stretch of Sahib bin Abbad Street closest to Al Khalidya Street will be shut down in both directions, as will a portion of Al Sanaa Street.
Drivers coming from Al Kanary Street or Sahib Bin Abbad can use Al Hilal Street as an alternate route heading to and from Al Khalidya Street.
The outdated sewer network in the area was targeted for upgrades last year as residents complained that the drainage system in the neighborhood frequently backed up with sewage.
Ashghal said that the older system was built for a much smaller population and that it was insufficient to handle the needs of the large number of new residents in the area.
Ashghal also announced diversions for motorists approaching Leabaib Roundabout in Duhail, near the Lekhwiya Sports Club.
The roadwork will extend for 200 meters into each of the four roads connected to the roundabout, including Al Tarfa Street, Arab League Street, and Al Duhail Street.
The diversions will start at midnight tonight. The statement doesn’t specify how long they will stay in place.
It added that the speed limit will be reduced to 50 km/h in each direction when approaching the work zone.
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