(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced that it will implement a temporary diversion on part of Lijmiliya Road, running approximately 1km in both directions.
The closure will start on February 29 and continue for six months.
During this period, traffic will be diverted to a newly-constructed temporary road with one lane in each direction adjacent to the closed road, in collaboration with the General Directorate of Traffic, as shown on the map.
The diversion is being carried out to facilitate the upgrade of the existing road and construction of a new dual carriageway with two lanes in each direction, Ashghal has said.
The new road, which is part of the Lijmiliya, Leatooriya and Al Sheehaniya Expressway project, will include permanent features such as a median island as well as pedestrian and cyclist pathways.
Construction of the Lijmiliya, Leatooriya and Al Sheehaniya project is part of Ashghal's Expressway Programme and aims to enhance traffic capacity and road safety in the area.
The project also includes a wide range of works to develop the area's infrastructure and instal intelligent transport systems as well as a comprehensive drainage system.
Ashghal will instal road signs advising motorists of the diversion. The authority has urged all road users to abide by speed limits and follow the road signs to ensure their safety.