The Ras Abu Abboud tunnel at the Sharq interchange will close for inspection work on the mornings of Friday, April 3 and Friday, April 10, Qatar’s public works authority has announced.
The tunnel, which provides a quick route to Hamad International Airport (HIA) and Al Wakrah, will be shut from 3am until 11am on both days to allow “periodic inspection works of the tunnel’s infrastructure,” Ashghal said in a statement.
During this time, the structure of the tunnel, as well as the ventilation, lighting, electrical and control systems will be surveyed.
Motorists are advised to follow signs for traffic diversions, and to use the Sharq interchange, turning left at the traffic signals to head toward HIA and Al Wakrah.
The tunnel opened to traffic in January 2010 following a three-year project, which aimed to give a direct route from the Corniche toward the new airport.
The US$200 million scheme included the construction of new bridges, two underpasses and the 350 meter-long tunnel, according to specialist website Tunnels Online.