New traffic diversions on The Pearl access and Lagoona Mall Roundabout
The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ has announced that the access to and from The Pearl in West Bay area will change to a newly built diversion road, starting on the early morning of Thursday, January 8, 2015. The two-lane traffic will be maintained in each direction of the new entrance and exit to the Pearl. The diversion aims at facilitating the implementation of the vital works taking place as part of the construction of the Lusail Expressway project.
The authority also announced the closure of the access and the exit to The Pearl-Qatar from the existing roundabout, known as the Lagoona Roundabout, which will instead function as an access for the traffic heading to Lagoona Mall and the hotels in that area. The new roundabout will be opened at the point where the new diversion route from The Pearl meets with Lusail Street. (Refer map below).
The new roundabout will subsequently be temporarily changed to a signalised junction in Spring 2015, which will eventually be removed to form part of the free-flow Lusail Expressway.