DOHA: The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced new diversions around the iconic Arch roundabout in West Bay which will be converted to a three level intersection.
Alternative roads will be open to all surrounding areas during the work, which is part of the Lusail Expressway project. The diversions will be available from October 24 until completion of the project.
The Arch roundabout will be converted into a three-level interchange including a dual three-lane underpass from Al Dafna area to Lusail.
It will comprise a single point interchange at the ground level for the Arch roundabout and three lane directional link at level 1 from Lusail Expressway to the Central Business district. The project will also feature other landmarks.
All newly constructed diversions will have three lanes in each direction except the road from University Street to the Arch Roundabout and Qatar Sports Club to the Arch R/A have two lanes available in each direction.
Six signal controlled junctions will be available on the roads to streamline traffic movement.
Clearly marked U-turns are allowed on four signal controlled junctions. Clear directional signs are available on all routes.
The Lusail Expressway project will provide a vital link into Doha’s fast growing Lusail City development. With its complex network of tunnels, flyovers and junctions, the ongoing project responds to future traffic demands and delivers a modern road network that will connect people and places with speed and ease.
On completion the 5.3km dual four-lane expressway will serve the new development areas in the north of Doha.
Commenced in the third quarter of 2012, the Lusail Expressway project includes three large interchanges and has key interfaces with the Pearl, Katara Cultural Village, Lusail City Development, Diplomatic area, residential and commercial areas.
Ashghal’s Expressway Programme is a nationwide road infrastructure programme which will deliver more than 30 major road projects across Qatar including new and upgraded freeways, expressways and arterial roads, a new orbital highway and truck route as well as substantial upgrades to existing roads.