A diversion will be in place for nearly three months from tomorrow on a 1.2km stretch of the Dukhan Highway north service road as part of construction of an interchange to connect two major sections of the New Orbital Highway and Truck Route.
The proposed road change, near Dehailiyat Interchange in the Umm Al Afai area, has been designed in coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic.
Upon completion, the interchange will serve as a critical connector for the road users travelling on the New Orbital Highway and Dukhan Highway, facilitating movement between Doha, Dukhan, Al Khor and Salwa Road.
Commuters from Dukhan heading towards Doha and need to travel towards Salwa Road or Al Shamal Road are advised to turn right at the exit after the bridge (on the far right of the map) towards the next roundabout and take their required exit towards Salwa Road or Al Shamal Road.
Road users travelling north to Al Shamal Road from Salwa Road to access the Dukhan Highway north service road will need to exit at the loop ramp over Dukhan Highway and travel west towards Dehailiyat Interchange to exit to the Dukhan Highway north service road.
Those travelling south from Al Shamal Road to Salwa Road to access the same section of the Dukhan Highway north service road should travel across the bridge over Dukhan Highway, make a U-turn at the first roundabout, travel back across the bridge and exit at the same loop ramp over Dukhan Highway before travelling west towards Dehailiyat interchange to exit to the Dukhan Highway north service road.
The road change will not impact road users travelling on the Dukhan Highway between Doha and Dukhan nor affect access to the Umm Al Afai Petrol Station.
The Public Works Authority has clarified there will be no reduction in the number of lanes on the Dukhan Highway or the New Orbital Highway and requested all road users to abide by the speed limit, which will remain at 80 kph, and follow newly implemented traffic road signs to ensure their safety.