The closure will take effect on Friday, April 18 and run through October of 2017, and diversions will be set up to facilitate traffic.
HMC is a stop on the Doha Metro’s Phase 1 Green Line route, which runs east-west and is expected to offiically open in 2019.
That line starts at Al Rayyan Stadium and briefly runs at ground level before descending into a tunnel below the Dukhan Highway, which turns into Al Luqta Street as it passes Education City.
After stopping at the under-construction Qatar National Library, the Green Line turns south at Huwar Street. It turns east at Al Rayyan Al Jadeed Street, crosses under the Doha Expressway and then runs alongside Al Rayyan Road. It arches north as it crosses the Hamad Medical Center before turning almost due south into Msheireb.