Traffic diversion on Dukhan highway between the Qatar Academy and Al Wajba roundabouts
The Public Works Authority, ‘Ashghal’ has announced a traffic diversion on the road stretching from the interchange opposite Al Wajba Palace and Garrafat Al Rayyan roundabout (also known as Qatar Academy roundabout), starting Friday, April 24.
This is part of the second phase of the diversion implemented to give way to construction of the Dukhan Highway East project, part of Ashghal’s vital Expressway Programme, which includes the construction of an approximately 10km dual carriageway consisting of 4 lanes in each direction with service roads and auxiliary roads along sections of the road.
A three-lane alternative road will be provided south of the existing Dukhan Road to ease traffic flow. The diversion will also include the opening of a signal U-turn on the alternative road heading north of the existing Dukhan Road towards the Interchange opposite Al Wajba Palace. This U-turn will ease the traffic flow for vehicles heading to Al Ruwad Street to avoid them having to use Al Wajba Palace Interchange as is shown on the map below.
As part of Stage 2, Al Rayyan Road will be closed in both directions from Bani Hajer roundabout to Al Wajba roundabout (also known as Qtel roundabout) which has been converted to a signal-controlled intersection. Incoming traffic from the interchange opposite Al Wajba Palace towards the Bani Hajer roundabout must use the alternative route to reach Garrafat Al Rayyan roundabout (also known as Qatar Academy roundabout). Additionally motorists heading from Al Rayyan Road in the direction of Bani Hajer roundabout toward the Bani Hajer residential area should use the alternative road south of Dukhan Road to reach the Garrafat Al Rayyan roundabout, and then they should make a U-turn and return to Bani Hajer roundabout and take a right.