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Delays expected as roundabout in Doha’s Al Rayyan shuts for two years

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

Motorists in Al Rayyan area should prepare for delays and diversions as Lebdaya roundabout closes today for the next two years, Ashghal has announced.

The roundabout is west of the Doha Expressway and on the edge of Al Rayyan Park. It connects Al Beday St. with Al Rayyan Al Ateek St. (also called Al Rayyan Al Qadeem St).

It is used as a popular route that links the neighborhoods of Al Gharafa, Luqta and Madinat Khalifa on the other side of the Expressway.

Al Rayyan Road phase 2 works
Al Rayyan Road phase 2 works

The roundabout exit from Huwar St. onto Al Rayyan Al Qadeem St. will also shut during works to the area.

The road closures are to allow for the construction of multi-level interchanges as part of the Al Rayyan Road upgrade, Ashghal said in a statement.

Alternative routes

Diversions will be in place during the works and a reduced speed limit of 50kph will be in place.

Motorists heading from Doha to Al Gharafa should turn right at the replacement Lebdaya roundabout onto Al Beday St.

They can then turn left onto the new Al Maqareen St. before heading right onto Huwar St.

The same route in reverse can be used from Al Gharafa to central Doha.

Lebdaya roundabout closures
Lebdaya roundabout closures

For drivers heading from Doha to Bani Hajer, they should turn left at Lebdaya roundabout, then right onto Al Rayyan Al Jadeed Road.

Sections of Al Rayyan Al Qadeem St. will remain open for residential access and local use. Drivers will also be able to make u-turns.

Al Rayyan Road is being upgraded in phases.

Phase two, worth QR3.4 billion, stretches from west of Sports roundabout to just west of New Rayyan (Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Attiyah) roundabout. It is due to be finished by Q2 2019, according to Ashghal.

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