Ashghal to divert 600m section of Celebration Road

The Public Works Authority, ‘Ashghal’, will shift a 600 metre section of Al Rufaa Street to a parallel diversion route to enable the construction of the New Orbital Highway and Truck Route.

The proposed road change, which is located on Al Rufaa Street between Mall of Qatar and Al Shamal Road, has been designed in coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic. It will commence on Tuesday 13 June 2017, and is expected to be in operation for a brief period of six months.

As shown on the attached map, road users travelling in both directions on Al Rufaa Street will be automatically shifted to a parallel road for approximately 600 metres, before returning to the normal road alignment. Access to other existing roads and amenities will not be impacted by this temporary diversion.

The Public Works Authority advises that it will need to reduce the existing number of lanes on Al Rufaa Street from 3 lanes to 2 lanes for this short 600 metre section.

Ashghal requests all road users to abide by the new speed limit, which has been reduced from 100kph to 80kph, and follow newly implemented traffic road signs to ensure their safety.

Source: Ashghal