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Arch Roundabout to be closed from Oct 24 for Lusail Expressway project works; alternative routes available

With the ongoing works on the Lusail Expressway project, the Arch Roundabout (also known as Rainbow Roundabout) will be closed to traffic from October 24 until the completion of the project, Ashgal has announced. Traffic between the existing Lusail Street and Omar Al Mukhtar Street will be diverted to newly built alternative routes (as shown on the map).


As part of the project, the Arch R/A will be converted into a three-level interchange that will include a dual three-lane underpass from Al Dafna area to Lusail. There will be a single point interchange at the ground level for the Arch traffic and three lane directional link at level 1 from Lusail Expressway to the Central Business district. The 5.3km dual four-lane expressway will include three large interchanges and will serve as a link to The Pearl-Qatar, Katara Cultural Village, Lusail City Development, Diplomatic area, and other residential and commercial areas.

Following the closure of the roundabout, motorists are advised to take note of the below:

  • The newly constructed diversion roads feature three lanes in each direction except the road from University Street to the Arch R/A and Qatar Sports Club to the Arch R/A that have two lanes in each direction.
  • Six signal controlled junctions will be available on these roads
  • U-turns will be allowed on four of these junctions.
  • Clearly marked directional signs on all routes are to be followed.

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