The Public Works Authority, ‘Ashghal’, will shift the
existing ‘Q-Tel’ Traffic Signal less than 100 metres to the west of its current
position on Al Rayyan Al Jadeed Street to enable the construction of an
underpass on the Dukhan Highway East project.
The proposed road change, which is located at the
intersection of Al Wajba Street and Al Rayyan Al Jadeed Street, has been
designed in coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic. The traffic
change will commence on Friday 5 May 2017, and is expected to be in operation
until March 2018.
The road change will create free flowing movement along
Al Rayyan Al Jadeed Street between Al Shafi Street and the newly positioned
traffic signal, and the existing free right turns will still be available for
public use. However, there will be slight changes to the access points to Al
Wajba Street and Education City.
Education City (Gate 15) from Q-Tel Junction
As shown on the attached map, road users travelling from
Dukhan towards Gate 15 of Education City that usually turned left at Q-Tel
Junction will be required to continue straight on Al Rayyan Al Jadeed Street
before performing a U-turn at Al Shafi Interchange and returning to the free
right turn into Education City.
Al Wajba Street from Al Rayyan Al Jadeed Street (westbound)
Road users travelling west on Al Rayyan Al Jadeed Street
that need to access Al Wajba Street are required to take an earlier left turn
at Al Shafi Street and continue straight before making a right turn onto Al
Hamd Street. Road users can then continue straight on Al Hamd Street before
turning either left or right onto Al Wajba Street.
Road users travelling westbound from Dukhan Highway to
Al Luqta Street will also experience a slight deviation from the existing road
alignment for a brief period, before returning to their normal route.
Ashghal advises that there will be no reduction in the
number of lanes on the Dukhan Highway, Al Luqta Street or Al Rayyan Al Jadeed
Street and requests all road users to abide by the speed limit, which is 50
kph, and follow newly implemented traffic road signs to ensure their safety.