DOHA: The signal-controlled intersections at Doha’s two main junctions — Al Markhiya and Dahl Al Hamam — will open soon. The roundabouts converted into intersections will open before schools reopen after summer vacation, Al Sharq said yesterday.
The Public Works Authority — Ashghal — started converting the roundabouts into intersections in May, as part of a plan to ease traffic in the city. Located in strategic areas, the junctions connect several main roads such as Al Markhiya, Arab League, Jassim Bin Hamad and Khalifa Street. The project involves converting Dahl Al Hamam Roundabout, with three lanes in each direction on Al Markhiya and Arab League streets to ease traffic by providing three additional lanes turning left and a side lane turning right at each signal. Pedestrian crossings will be created to ensure road safety. The Al Markhiya project involves four lanes in each direction on Khalifa Street, in addition to three lanes to turn left and one to turn right.