Dubai's RTA awards $166m road contract

WCN Editorial Team 15 Mar 2016 MIDDLE EAST TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract worth AED611m ($166m) for the Sheikh Rashid Road-Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road Interchange Project in Dubai, UAE.





The scope of the work will involve the construction of a bridge on the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road, a tunnel on the Sheikh Rashid Road, and a bridge from Umm Harir Road in the direction of Sheikh Rashid Road.



It will also include the construction of a signalised junction below the bridge, a one-lane flyover from Umm Harir Road to Sheikh Rashid Road, as well as lighting, pavements, irrigation conduits, sewage system, and rainwater drainage system.



The project, part of a wider project to upgrade Al Shindagha roads network, is expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2017. 


RTA director general and chairman of the board of executive directors Mattar Al Tayer said: "It is being undertaken as part of the RTA's master plan for upgrading the network of roads, bridges, crossings and tunnels and to develop integrated solutions of roads as well as land and marine transport networks that are safe for users, compatible with comprehensive development plans, addressing the needs of demographic expansion, and contributing to sustainable development and investment in the emirate."

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