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The Ministry of Public Works announces a detour and closure on Al-Ghazali Road
March 3, 2016, 1:53 pm

The Ministry of Public Works announced today the permanent closure of the current ramp connecting Jahra Road to the Al-Ghazali bridge. An at-grade detour will be made available early morning this Saturday, 5 March, and users of this road will be able to access Al-Ghazali through the ramp on the intersection with AbdulAziz Al-Musaeed Road (Canada Dry Street). This closure is of particular importance as it allows for the Jahra Road Development Project to continue works on Al-Ghazali.

The detour was opened in coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic. Following the site inspection and ensuring the necessary traffic safety conditions were met, permits for the opening of the detour were issued. The Ministry of Public Works requests all drivers to comply with traffic safety rules and follow the designated detour speed limits, to ensure minimum disruption, and maximum safety, during the construction work.

This mega project involves the construction of 17.7 km of viaducts (7.3 km of mainline Jahra Road, 2.4 km of bridges on linked roads and 8.0 km of ramps), including a trough at the 2nd Ring Road intersection, and 10 pedestrian bridges. The at-grade road works include 3.4 km of mainline Jahra Road, connecting roads and 15 km of service roads. The Jahra Road project also includes major utility relocation and works, such as 3.5 km of storm water box culverts, 33 km of water lines, 8.0 km of sanitary sewer, 51 km of electric cables, and 12 km of communication ducts.

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