The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announces a temporary traffic closure on both directions of Corniche Street beginning from 12 am on 6 August until 5 am on 10 August 2021.
This traffic diversion plan will be implemented in coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic of the Ministry of Interior (MOI) to facilitate the completion of some construction works under the Corniche Street development project.
This planned diversion includes the closure of Corniche Street and parts of surrounding streets around Al Bidda Park, Al Diwan Street, Al Rumaila and Grand Hamad Street (Bank Street). However, pedestrians and public transportation shall still be allowed to use the closed roads.
The development works include the completion of implementing four pedestrian tunnels, as these tunnels aim to enhance pedestrian traffic and connect the paths to the neighbourhoods. The construction works also include three plazas on the Corniche – Al Dafna Plaza, Corniche Plaza, and Al Bidda Plaza.
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, the City Center Mall, QNCC Metro Station, Hotel Park, Doha Fishing Port, and Souq Waqif Metro.
The public transport buses will operate at intervals of every 10 to 15 minutes, 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 also operate in parallel with the Doha Metro operating hours, except on Fridays when the operation of the Doha Metro is suspended.
Ashghal urges all commuters using Corniche Street to use alternative routes to reach their destinations as shown on the map.
For enquiries, you may call the Ashghal Call Center at 188, or follow Ashghal’s official social media channels.
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