The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced a temporary traffic closure on both directions of Corniche Street beginning from 12 am August 6 until 5 am on August 10. The diversion that will be implemented in coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic aims to facilitate completion of some construction works of the Corniche Street Development project.
This diversion that’s planned during the summer vacation and school holidays includes closure of Corniche Street and parts of some surrounding streets around Al Bidda Park, Al Diwan Street, Al Rumaila Street ,Grand Hamad Street (Banks’ Street) and Mohammed bin Thani Street. However, pedestrians shall be allowed to use the closed roads, in addition to use of public transportation as an alternative to private vehicles.
The development works include completion of implementing four pedestrian tunnels. These tunnels aim to enhance pedestrian traffic and connect the paths to the neighborhoods. The construction works also include three plazas on the Corniche including Al Dafna Plaza, Corniche Plaza and Al Bidda Plaza in addition to studying some infrastructure development works in public utility service.
There are seven stations of Doha Metro along Corniche Street including QNCC, West Bay, Corniche, Al Bidda, Souq Waqif, Msheireb, and Qatar National Museum. Additionally, there are six public transport bus stations at various locations including stations beside Dafna Park, City Centre, QNCC Metro Station, Hotel Park, Doha Fishing Port, and Souq Waqif Metro.
The public transport buses will operate at intervals of every 10-15 minutes while providing transportation for nine hours on Friday from 2 pm to 11.59 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 6 am to 11 pm. The buses will operate in parallel with Metro operating hours except on Friday on which operation of Doha Metro will be suspended.
Ashghal has urged all commuters using Corniche Street to use alternative routes to reach their destinations, as shown in the attached map.
Ashghal will respond to any inquiries through Ashghal Call Center on #188, operating 24/7 or through Ashghal’s official social media channels.