DM sets bypass plan

21 October 2005
Dubai Municipality (DM) has invited contractors to submit bids by 30 October for the proposed widening and extension of the Dubai bypass. The project will be carried out in four phases (MEED 25:3:05). The estimated $80 million contract will see construction of a 30-kilometre dual-carriageway linking Dubai and Al-Ain with the Jebel Ali-Lehbab road. The scope of works on the 18-month contract also comprises three interchanges and associated roadworks and landscaping.

The consultant is the local Al-Turath Consultantswith the US' Wilbur Smith & Associates.

DM has also unveiled plans to build two new bridges across the creek. The first bridge will link Wellness Village and the Seven Pearls; both are being developed by Dubai Properties (DP)as part of La Ville Contemporaire. A second new bridge will connect Deira and Bur Dubai, near to the Sheraton Hotel between Maktoum Bridge and the Shindagha tunnel (MEED 23:9:05).

Tenders are also due to be issued by year-end for the widening of Garhoud bridge, which will see three lanes added on either side. More bridges are also planned to cross the creek once it is extended back to the sea through DP's Business Bay development and Safa Park.

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