Partial Closure of Al Rayyan Road Announced in Qatar |

Partial Closure of Al Rayyan Road Announced in Qatar

The Public Works Authority of Qatar has now partially closed Al Rayyan road for the next six months. Here's the information about

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5 January 2017

Last updated on 19 June 2017
Partial Closure of Al Rayyan Road Announced in Qatar

If you drive in Doha, you might want to avoid Al Rayyan Road near the Sports Roundabout from now on. Ashghal, the Public Works Authority of Qatar, has announced it's closing a 1.4km stretch on that road for a period of six months. The eastbound lane is now closed to motorists.

There will be a diversion towards the Al Rayyan Roundabout and the speed limit is being reduced to 50km/h. Here is a map to help you visualise it better.

Al Rayyan Road closure map

This road closure is due to construction of a new flyover, which will be part of the Al Rayyan Upgrade project. This flyover connects the 22 February St. to Al Rayyan Road in the West direction. This upgrade, which cost a whopping QR4.5 billion, has been going on since 2014.

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They started the first phase with the Education City surroundings. While the first phase hasn’t been completed yet, phase two has already begun. It involves a 5.3km road from the West of the Sports Roundabout to the West of Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Attiyah roundabout. The area will have an eight-lane expressway, four in each direction.

Al Messila underpass with Al Rayyan Road

There will be an addition of six main junctions:

  • Al Rayyan interchange

  • Al Massila interchange

  • Bin Zaben interchange

  • Lebdii interchange at Bu Erayyen road

  • Khalid bin Abdullah al-Attiyah interchange

  • Old Rayyan interchange at Huwar Street  

The original dates for finishing the first two phases have been pushed.