The Public Works Authority, ‘Ashghal’, will divert a 1.2 km section of the Dukhan Highway north service road to construct an interchange that will connect two major sections of the New Orbital Highway and Truck Route.
The proposed road change, which is located near Dehailiyat Interchange in the Umm Al Afai area, has been designed in coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic. The diversion will commence on Wednesday 5 April 2017, with an expected operation period of 3 months as new alternative roads will be provided later as per the new project status
Upon completion, the interchange will serve as a critical connector for road users travelling on the New Orbital Highway and Dukhan Highway, facilitating movement between Doha, Dukhan, Al Khor and Salwa Road.
As shown on the attached map, road users that are travelling from Dukhan towards Doha that need to travel towards Salwa Road or Al Shamal Road are advised to turn right at the exit after the bridge (on the far right of the map) towards the next roundabout and take their required exit towards Salwa Road or Al Shamal Road.
Road users travelling north to Al Shamal Road from Salwa Road that need to access the Dukhan Highway north service road will need to exit at the loop ramp over Dukhan Highway and travel west towards Dehailiyat Interchange to exit to the Dukhan Highway north service road.
Road users travelling south from Al Shamal Road to Salwa Road that need to access the same section of the Dukhan Highway north service road will need to travel across the bridge over Dukhan Highway, make a U-turn at the first roundabout, travel back across the bridge and exit at the same loop ramp over Dukhan Highway before travelling west towards Dehailiyat Interchange to exit to the Dukhan Highway north service road.
Ashghal advises that the road change will not impact road users travelling on the Dukhan Highway between Doha and Dukhan, nor will it affect access to the Umm Al Afai Petrol Station.
The Public Works Authority additionally advises that there will be no reduction in the number of lanes on the Dukhan Highway or the New Orbital Highway and requests all road users to abide by the speed limit, which will remain at 80 kph, and follow newly implemented traffic road signs to ensure their safety.
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