Motorists in the north of Qatar are being urged to take note of a new, slower speed limit on part of Al Shamal Road as extensive roadwork begins at the Lehwaila interchange.
Starting tomorrow, Aug. 5, all four lanes of the northern carriageway of Al Shamal Road close to Ras Laffan will be closed for four months, public works authority Ashghal has said.
Traffic will be diverted to the opposite side of the carriageway, where two lanes will be utilized for drivers heading north.
The area affected by the diversion will have a new 60km/hr speed limit imposed for safety reasons.
Works on this section of Al Shamal Road is part of a $12 million project on the entirety of the 95km road, which connects Doha with Madinat Al Shamal and Al Ruwais on the north coast.
As well as the refurbishment of existing junctions, new interchanges are also being added, and a cycling path installed.
Engineering firm AECOM, who was awarded the design contract for the work in 2012, originally set a completion date of 2014.
However, Ashghal now states on its website that the project is not expected to be finished until the end of next year.
Will you be affected by the construction? Thoughts?
Dear DohaNews, why don’t you use “QAR” when you mention about project cost? I am sure project currency will be Qatar Riyals and not US $.
Actually that depends, some contracts state US$ and a few even Euros. The Qatar Riyal is a minor currency and could be at risk anytime of change to the dollar peg or the whims of the government, so is too risky.