Qatar residents have reported major traffic congestion this morning on C-Ring Road going toward the Corniche following a new diversion at Toyota signal.
Commuters attempting to go straight through the signal found that the road was blocked off starting early this morning.
The closure has continued into the afternoon, turning Toyota signal into a T-junction in which motorists can only turn left toward Grand Hamad St., or right toward the old airport.
Friday morning is usually a quiet time for traffic, which is why Ashghal may have chosen to close the junction then.
But no prior notice was given, prompting residents stuck in the congestion to complain about the situation on social media.
On Twitter, motorists explained frustration and confusion:
@dohanews What is happening on C-ring and old airport road!? How do you cross the city??
— Roisin (@RingsendRosie) September 12, 2014
— Rachel Morris (@rachelannmorris) September 12, 2014
According to an engineer onsite, public works authority Ashghal is laying the final layer of asphalt at the junction, as part of an ongoing C Ring overhaul.
The intersection is supposed to reopen later today, he added.
Were you affected by the closure? Thoughts?