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Qatar commuters to contend with two new diversions this week


Sheraton junction

Road upgrades and Doha’s ongoing public transportation project have been causing big headaches for the city’s commuters this month due to lengthy diversions and traffic jams.

Drivers who were stuck in Monday’s long, unexplained Corniche traffic jam will have a further issue to contend with come Thursday night – a temporary closure of part of the Corniche, from Sheraton roundabout to the Post Office.

According to Ashghal, the closure will remain in effect from Thursday night to Saturday, March 8 to convert Sheraton roundabout into a signalized junction.

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Wadi Msheireb St. closure

Meanwhile, drivers in the area surrounding Souq Waqif and the Msheireb Downtown project will also need to consider possible delays arising from a long-term closure of part of Wadi Msheireb Street.

Qatar Rail has just announced that a section adjacent to Al Diwan street – next to the Mercure Grand Hotel – will remain closed for three years, as part of work to build the Doha Metro.

Commuters in the area are already feeling the pressure during upgrade works of the Jaidah flyover.

Here are the details of the diversion in place:

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Traffic woes on Twitter

Doha’s long-suffering drivers seem to have been taking to Twitter in greater numbers than ever before this week to share their traffic woes.

Here are a selection of recent tweets:

Have you had your commute disrupted this week? Thoughts?

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