Work in progress at the Sheraton intersection.
DOHA: The Sheraton roundabout, which is being converted into a signalised intersection, will be partially open for traffic from today.
The street between Post Office junction and Dafna Roundabout will be open in both directions with no traffic signals.
Commuters using the road leading from the Post Office junction to Dafna roundabout cannot turn left to enter Al Fundoq Street and Al Taawon junction. They rather have to head towards Dafna Roundabout and take a U-turn to access Al Fundoq Street at the Sheraton junction, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) said yesterday. Alternatively, drivers from Al Fundoq Street will not be able to turn left in the direction of Dafna, but they should drive right till the Post Office Junction and make a U-turn.
The Sheraton intersection is part of a project consisting of three lane dual carriageways on the Corniche street including three lanes towards City Center Mall and three lanes towards Omar Al Mukhtar Street, in addition to the side roads to the right of signals.
The work also includes creating a signalised pedestrian crossing between the two intersections to access the new Qatar International Exhibition Centre and other government buildings located in this area without a need to make a U-turn from Al Dafna intersection.
Ashghal has previously completed converting roundabouts on Al Corniche Street, Al Markhiya Street and Al Bidaa Street to signalised intersections.