Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) the estimated AED500m ($136m) contract to upgrade Tripoli Road in the Mirdif area of Dubai.

L&T submitted the lowest bid when offers were submitted in September last year. The other bidders were Beijing-based China State Construction Engineering Corporation, the local National Construction Transport Company (NCTC), the local Wade Adams, and the local Emirates Road Contracting.

The road provides a link between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road. The first past of the project is the widening of Tripoli Road over a 6.5 km stretch from the intersection with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road next to Mirdif City Centre up to Academic City Road. The second part of the project is the construction of a new 5.3 km highway with three lanes in each direction from the intersection of the Academic City up to the Emirates Road.

The consultant is Aurecon.

The project also creates a parallel and supporting corridor to the AED490m Airport Road Improvement Project, for which the RTA awarded the construction contract to the local/Australian HLG Contracting.

Outlook for GCC Construction 2017

The 200-page Outlook for GCC Construction report provides historical analysis of contract awards and details the most active clients and contractors in the market, the largest contracts won in the past year and the major projects set for award in 2017. Order your copy today