The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced a temporary diversion on 3.1km of Khalifa Avenue, between Gharrafat Al Rayyan Interchange and Al Wajba Palace Interchange, from March 15 until March 31. The diversion will enable the final layer of asphalting, Ashghal has said in a statement.
During this period of diversion, which will be implemented in co-ordination with the General Directorate of Traffic, vehicles travelling from Doha towards Dukhan will be diverted to the eastbound carriageway, while the number of lanes will be reduced from four to two lanes in each direction.
As shown on the attached map, road users will have to follow these directions depending on their destinations:
* From Doha to Bani Hajer -- traffic heading from Doha towards Bani Hajer through Khalifa Avenue will have to use the service road exit before reaching Gharrafat Al Rayyan Interchange, and then make a right turn at Bani Hajer Interchange.
* From Doha to Al Rayyan -- traffic heading from Doha towards Al Rayyan through Khalifa Avenue will have to use the service road exit before reaching Gharrafat Al Rayyan Interchange, and use Bani Hajer Intrchange bridge towards Al Rayyan.
* From Bani Hajer to Dukhan -- road users heading from Bani Hajer towards Dukhan through Al Shahama Street will have to use the Bani Hajer underpass towards Al Shafi Intersection at Al Rayyan Road and make a U-turn, then use the Bani Hajer underpass and bridge towards Khalifa Avenue and Dukhan.
The authority will install road signs advising motorists of the closure and has requested all road users to abide by the 50kmph speed limit and follow road signs to ensure their safety.
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