Qatar: Ashghal to carry out work on expresswayby Fatima De La Cerna on Apr 17, 2017
Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced that it will be diverting traffic on Lijmiliya Road from 18 April to the end of June.
In a statement, Ashghal said that for the next two months, drivers will need to take a parallel route on the left side of the existing carriageway.
The planned road change will be implemented to allow the construction of a 2.3km section of a new road on the Al Sheehaniya-Leatooriya-Lijmiliya expressway project.
According to Ashghal, the diversion of traffic is needed to complete the 31km expressway, which is expected to efficiently link the towns of Al Sheehaniya, Leatooriya and Lijmiliya.
Ashghal noted that the new expressway, once completed, will enhance transport efficiency in rural Qatar, by providing motorists will two lanes in each direction – double the vehicle capacity of the previous road.
The project is also expected to improve road safety, as it involves the installation of guard rails, street lighting, and intelligent transport systems.
Ashghal advised that there will be no reduction in the existing number of lanes, and road users will still have access to one lane in each direction.
The Public Works Authority is requesting all road users to abide by the speed limit, which has been reduced from 100kph to 50 kph, and follow newly implemented traffic road signs to ensure their safety.