After six months of construction, the Corniche opened sans most of its roundabouts last week. Because of the Eid holidays, traffic has been fairly light on the road, which is one of the main routes connecting West Bay to the older parts of Doha.
However, congestion appeared to build during the evenings, especially around the Souq Waqif area, where Msheireb construction continues to cause traffic snarls in and around the popular spot.
The real test of the new Corniche, now equipped with smart sensors and signals with turning lanes, will likely come tomorrow, when most schools and government offices reopen after the Eid break.
Have you been on the Corniche lately? Thoughts?
Credit: Photos by Penny Yi Wang