Commuting times seem to be getting worse across Doha this week as residents in all parts of the city complained about renewed trouble with traffic.
Thousands of residents got tied up in a particularly painful tangle trying to leave West Bay today, where Ashghal this week launched a series of complex diversions after closing Arch (Rainbow) Roundabout to construct an expressway.
At issue today appeared to be an unannounced road closure at the former Oryx Roundabout, and the closure of a lane onto Khalifa St. leading toward TV Roundabout, where traffic was diverted.
On Monday, the Ministry of Interior warned of roadwork in that area, but did not elaborate:
Heavy traffic congestion on roads leading Q-post R/A due to maintenance works. Please take alternative routes. #MOI_Qatar
— Ministry of Interior (@MOI_QatarEn) October 28, 2013
Meanwhile, each new project seems to be having a knock-on effect across the city as commuters take different routes to their destinations. As people left work today, the Corniche, Doha Expressway and Salwa Road seemed to be particularly congested.
Here’s some reaction from residents on Twitter:
What has your experience been like this week? Thoughts?