Traffic diversions at Al Markhiya Roundabout
Works on converting Al Markhiya Roundabout to a signalised intersection have begun. There will be two road diversions on the streets joining the Al Markhiya Roundabout starting today, Ashghal has announced.
The first diversion will be on Street 245 (known as Arab League Street) in both directions leading to Al Markhiya Roundabout starting from today and for only three days. A second diversion will start on Jassim bin Hamad Street south of Al Markhiya Roundabout starting from the end of this week and for only three days
During the first diversion, motorists coming from the TV Roundabout and heading to Dahl Al Hamam Intersection will be required to take a right turn at Al Majalis Street to reach Street 245. While road users coming from Street 245 and heading towards Al Gharrafa Interchange (known as Immigration Interchange) can take a right turn at Wadi Al Wajba Street to reach Khalifa Street. Meanwhile road users coming from Al Gharrafa Interchange can take a right turn directly to Street 245. Refer to the map below.
For the second diversion, motorists coming from Jassim bin Hamad Street and heading towards Khalifa Street can take a right turn to Al Wabra Street and then a left to Yanbu Street to reach Khalifa Street. Road users coming from TV Roundabout can take a right directly to Street 245.
The Al Markhiya intersection is expected to operate in October this year. The new intersection will involve four lanes in each direction on Khalifa Street, in addition to three lanes to turn left and one lane to turn right. This is in addition to Jasim Bin Hamad Street which will also involve four lanes in each direction, in addition to three lanes to turn left and one lane to turn right.