The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced a temporary closure of some lanes at Onaiza Intersection (known as Qatar Sports Club Intersection) from Thursday for a period of two months.
The closure will be implemented in co-ordination with the General Directorate of Traffic, Ashghal has said in a statement.
The closure will be carried out as follows, as shown on the attached map: one lane in each of the four left turns of the intersection will be closed; one of the three main lanes of Onaiza Street (known as Al Istiqlal Street) will be closed, in the direction of Lusail Road; one of the three main lanes on Al Markhiya Street will be closed, in the direction of Lejbailat Intersection; on both directions of Onaiza Street, the free right turn heading to Lekhwair Intersection and Lejbailat Intersection will be closed. Khalifa Street can be used to reach the desired destinations.
The closure aims to develop Onaiza Intersection by adding a fourth lane on the main carriageway of Onaiza Street and increase the number of left-turn lanes from Al Markhiya Street to three lanes instead of two, the statement explains. Road users have been advised to use alternative routes if possible to avoid any possible congestion.
Ashghal will instal road signs to advise motorists of the diversion. It has also requested all road users to abide by speed limits and follow road signs to ensure everyone's safety.