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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Construction in Souq Waqif area begins clearing up

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Souq construction map

After months of construction in the Souq Waqif area, several of the roads around Musheireb have been reopened to traffic, Ashghal has announced.

Jasim Bin Mohammed St., which runs perpendicular to the Corniche, and two lanes of Al Rayyan Road have been reopened following upgrades as part of a four-part development project, the Public Works Authority said in a statement. It explained:

“With the opening of Jasim Bin Mohammed Street, road users will be able to use the street including Al Koot Fort, Al Jasra and Al Diwan signals between Al Corniche Street and Souq Waqif. It will also allow the traffic coming from Al Najada Souq to turn right to access Al Corniche Street and Al Najada Street and Msheireb Downtown Doha through Al Rayyan Road.”

Meanwhile, while two lanes of Al Rayyan Road heading from Old Diwan signal to the Souq has been reopened, the lanes in the opposite direction will stay closed for another two weeks.

Ashghal has completed two of the four phases of its area development project, and said the second half of upgrades in the Souq area will take place later this year. Renovations will stretch from Bani Hajer intersection the Souq Waqif intersection, and include some parts of the surrounding roads.

The reopening of some of the affected roads will likely be a big relief for commuters contending with everyday congestion in the area.

Has you noticed anything different on your ride to work this morning? Thoughts?

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DavidRSS8
DavidRSS8
6 years ago

Great. Now they can start digging up all of the roads around it (again).

fullmoon07
fullmoon07
6 years ago

great! So bad the new paying parking was not fixed, very bad planned. When it is full it is very hard to take a car out. So bad!

AFG
AFG
6 years ago

Need more parking at that area..

A_qtr
A_qtr
6 years ago
Reply to  AFG

there’s a huge basement parking that no one uses…

Observant One
Observant One
6 years ago
Reply to  A_qtr

Really? Where? Perhaps because we aren’t aware of it?

brorick
brorick
6 years ago
Reply to  Observant One

Its next to the grand mosque on Al Qasr Street.
theres a small overground parking but it also goes underground..

I dont know how to use the new google maps so hopefully this shows the link: if it doesnt then apologies: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//25.2886439,51.5273051/@25.2891253,51.5282562,830m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m3!4m2!1m0!1m0

AFG
AFG
6 years ago
Reply to  A_qtr

In souq area? Pls share the location. Searching for parking in that area is a constant nightmare especially on the weekend

New Girl
New Girl
6 years ago

The ride to work this morning was quite smooth!!!

A_qtr
A_qtr
6 years ago
Reply to  New Girl

my morning drive is no longer stressful… with the round abouts gone and these streets opening up… its starting to become smooth

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