The launch of a new traffic signal at Katara Roundabout in West Bay has spurred an outpouring of complaints from Qatar residents who say they have been caught in extra-long traffic jams this weekend.
The signal, which went live on Thursday morning, has been causing backups particularly during peak hours for those heading away from the Pearl-Qatar and Lagoona Mall and toward Katara, motorists said on Twitter:
But motorists did see some relief two weeks ago when a new signal began functioning near the entrance/exit to the Pearl.
Before the launch of the “smart” traffic lights, a roundabout had temporarily managed traffic. But residents lauded the new junction for cutting congestion and confusion in the area.
Were you caught up in traffic by Katara this weekend? Thoughts?