Qatar’s Public Works Authority Ashghal has announced two new road diversions around Al Markhiya Roundabout – commonly referred to as Burger King R/A.
The first diversion will take place on Street 245 (Arab League Street) in both directions leading to Al Markhiya R/A, starting from Monday, Aug. 18 and lasting for three days.
A second diversion will then begin on Jassim bin Hamad Street, south of Al Markhiya R/A, from the end of this week, lasting three more days.
All in all, the diversions are expected to end sometime next week.
The move is part of Ashghal’s larger project to convert the roundabout into a signalized intersection. Work began in and around the junction on May 15, and is expected to run until October of this year.
The first diversion is expected to affect residents coming from Television R/A and heading toward Dahl Al Hamam intersection. To reach their destination, commuters will have to make a right turn at Al Majalis Street to reach Street 245.
Residents coming from Street 245 and heading towards Al Gharafa Interchange (also known as Immigration Interchange) can take a right turn at Wadi Al Wajba Street to reach Khalifa Street.
Those coming from Al Gharafa Interchange can access Street 245 directly via a right turn.
During the second phase of diversions, residents coming from Jassim bin Hamad Street and heading toward Khalifa Street can take a right turn to Al Wabra Street and then a left to Yanbu Street to reach Khalifa Street.
Those coming from TV R/A will be able to take a right directly to Street 245.
Additionally, signs will be put up to direct traffic in the area.
Once done, the project will see a complete overhaul of the current roads around the roundabout. In a statement released Monday, Ashghal said:
“(It) will involve four lanes in each direction on Khalifa Street, in addition to three lanes to turn left and one lane to turn right. This is in addition to Jasim Bin Hamad Street which will also involve four lanes in each direction, in addition to three lanes to turn left and one lane to turn right.”
Have you been affected by the detours? Thoughts?