Ashghal will put in place a temporary diversion on Salwa Road westbound carriageway at Mesaieed Interchange (Exit 24) for one week from Thursday to facilitate the completion of roadworks related to the Orbital Highway and Truck Route.
The pace of Ashghal's projects should be accelerated in line with the directives of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani so as to implement Qatar's national plans regarding infrastructure, HE the Prime Minister said.
The proposed road change, which will occur approximately 50km south west of Doha, has been designed in co-ordination with the General Directorate of Traffic.
Public Works Authority (Ashghal) president Saad bin Ahmed al-Muhannadi has stressed that the ongoing infrastructure projects in Qatar have not been affected by the challenges arising from the economic blockade imposed on Qatar.
Traffic movement between Hamad Port and Al Khor and further north got a boost on Sunday when the first phase of the Orbital Highway and Truck Route was formally opened.
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) opened the G-Ring Road –at a total cost of QR 4bn, connecting Hamad International Airport to the Orbital Highway at Industrial Area and beyond.