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Ashghal: Traffic diversion on Al Rayyan Bridge

Doha's vital Al Rayyan Bridge will be diverted for six months as roadworks are undertaken to convert a section of road to two-way traffic

Ongoing roadworks undertaken by Qatar's Public Works Authority, Ashghal, has necessitated a six-month-long diversion on Al Rayyan Bridge.
Ongoing roadworks undertaken by Qatar's Public Works Authority, Ashghal, has necessitated a six-month-long diversion on Al Rayyan Bridge.

Ongoing roadworks undertaken by Qatar's Public Works Authority, Ashghal, has necessitated a six-month-long diversion on Al Rayyan Bridge.

The 1.4 kilometre-long eastbound lane (towards Olympic Roundabout) on Al Rayyan Bridge will be closed, Qatar’s Public Works Authority has announced.

This is in an effort to convert the other half of the roadway to provide two-way traffic with a lane in each direction, and forms part of Ashghal’s Al Rayyan Road Upgrade Project.

The diversion will be come into action on 5 Thursday January 2016 and be in place for six months, in coordination with the Traffic Police Department.

Ashghal advised that during this time, commuters from Dukhan heading towards Olympic Roundabout (Sports Roundabout), can either use the eastbound lane on Al Rayyan Bridge, or alternatively, follow the diversion signs towards Al Rayyan Roundabout, take the second exit and continue their journey onwards as shown on the image.

The traffic diversion is essential for the construction of a new flyover, which is part of Al Rayyan Road Upgrade Project.

Once completed, the flyover will connect the 22 February Street with Al Rayyan Road (west) and enable free-flowing traffic.

To ensure their safety, the Public Works Authority urges all road users to adhere to the speed limit of 50kph for the duration of the diversion, and follow newly installed traffic road signs.
 

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