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Ashghal to temporarily close road near Al Markhiya signal in Doha

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Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

Starting Thursday night, commuters on Khalifa St. should expect a new temporary diversion to take effect between Al Markhiya (Burger King) signal and Al Gharafa intersection during maintenance works.

According to Qatar’s public works authority Ashghal, the closure will only affect those heading away from Al Markhiya and toward Al Gharafa.

The 1km stretch of road is getting a new layer of asphalt, a process that will take place from Thursday, Dec. 11 at 11pm until Saturday, Dec. 13 at 11am.

Suggested diversions.
Suggested diversions.

In a statement, Ashghal explained the potential diversions commuters can take:

“Drivers heading to Madinat Khalifa North and Landmark Mall from Al Markhiya Intersection can use street known as Arab League Street to reach Dahl Al Hamam Intersection then make a U-turn and use the local roads in the area.

While drivers heading to Madinat Khalifa South can use Jassim Bin Hamad Street and the local roads, as shown in the attached map.”

Corniche closure

GCC Summit 2014
GCC Summit 2014

Meanwhile, the Gulf Summit, which was held yesterday at the Sheraton Doha, caused new traffic headaches for many residents.

Yesterday morning, the Ministry of Interior warned commuters of road delays due to temporary closures, including on the Corniche and near Hamad International Airport.

The notice was of little help to some residents, who were already heading to work at the time. The summit concluded last night, but diversions may appear today as delegates make their way back to HIA.

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