A months-long construction project is expected to begin today on a busy road in New Salata, Qatar’s public works authority has announced.
The work is taking place on Ali Bin Abi Talib St., which runs parallel to Salwa Road and connects C-Ring and D-Ring roads.
Lane closures and some diversions will be in place over the weekend, and the redevelopment project will last until the end of this year.
The work is part of a larger project to boost capacity on Qatar’s roads.
As part of phase I, the Al Maahed and Al Qafila roundabouts will be converted into signal-controlled intersections.
The street is also being widened to include three lanes and a service road in each direction.
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While this takes place, two lanes will remain open to traffic in each direction on the street.
But the right lanes will be closed for those heading toward Al Maahed St. from Ali Bin Abi Talib St. and for motorists who want to turn left onto Al Maheed St.
Instead, commuters can use Al Qafila Roundabout.
Meanwhile, the right lane will be closed for those heading toward Al Qafila St., though access roads to residential buildings and businesses will remain open.
Part of the overhaul also includes expanding Al Maheed and Al Qafila streets so that there are two lanes in each direction.
Infrastructure development such as installing a stormwater drainage network, street lighting and landscaping is also planned.
Motorists are advised to follow the speed limits set in the area as well as signboards explaining the diversions.
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