Two road construction contracts worth US$ 330 mn awarded in Dubai

Posted on 29th March 2017

Two contracts worth a combined $330m (AED1.2bn) have been awarded for the construction of the 7th Interchange on Sheikh Zayed Road, as well as expansion works for Al Yalayis and Al Asayel Roads in Dubai.

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HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum approved the award of the two contracts which aim to ease the flow of traffic between Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, enhancing the business activity and the movement of goods from and to Jebel Ali, according to WAM.

Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Mattar Al Tayer said: "The project to construct the 7th Interchange on Sheikh Zayed Road will cost about $107m (AED393m).

“It encompasses the construction of a four-lane bridge branching out of Al Yalayis Road into two bridges of two lanes each. The first one is bound for Abu Dhabi and the other one leads to Dubai Road and from there to Jebel Ali Free Zone and Port.

“It also includes improving the right-side turn to offer three lanes stretching out of Sheikh Zayed Road to Al Yalayis Road in the East, and two lanes from Al Yalayis Road to Sheikh Zayed Road in the direction of Dubai.”

Al Tayer added that the contract awards are also part of the road projects approved for easing mobility and accessibility to the Expo 2020 site.

The road works will raise the capacity of Al Yalayis Road to almost 10,000 vehicles per hour in each direction.

It will also cut short the transit time between the 7th Interchange on Sheikh Zayed Road and the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to as low as four minutes, according to Constructionweekonline news report.

As part of the phases of the Parallel Roads Project, Al Yalayis Road is being constructed over 6km extending from the 7th Interchange of Sheikh Zayed Road to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road at Al Houdh Interchange.

The RTA will also construct Al Asayel Road, which will extend 5 km to link with JAFZA, Jumeirah Islands, and Emirates Hills. The total cost of the two roads is about $216m (AED792m).

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