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MPW announces partial opening, detour on Jahra road
May 23, 2016, 9:08 am

The ministry of Public Works announced the partial opening of 1.75km of service road on the Jahra Road Development Project. The opening commences after the intersection of Jahra Road with Al-Jahez Street and end near to the United Nations Roundabout in the direction of Jahra.

 Furthermore, there will be changes to the current detour – those wanting to go to the hospital area must take the right exit immediately after the traffic light at the intersection of Al-Jahez and enter into the IMC. Additionally, the exit of IMC will be closed and road users will need to take alternative routes within the hospital area to exit onto Al-Jahez Street or Jamal Abdul Nasser Street.

However, road users wishing to go towards Jahra or the United Nations roundabout should continue straight for a few hundred meters after the Al-Jahez intersection traffic lights, keeping left to continue at-grade to the UN roundabout or keeping right to continue onto the mainline bridge.

Engineer Ahmad Al-Hassan, the Assistant Undersecretary for Road Engineering Affairs at the Ministry of public works, commented: “This particular area of the project has seen great progress over the year with the opening of 4km’s of mainline and service road in January, and this partial service road opening in the opposite direction.”

“The roads have been clearly marked with directional signs and for eh safety of all, we ask road users to take extra caution, especially in the first few days while people familiarize themselves with the new traffic patterns in the area. As for the reaming parts of the project work are continuing as per the contract and road users can expect to feel and smoother flow of traffic,” he went on to explain.

Source: Arab Times

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