Dubailand roadworks start moving

07 April 2006
Infrastructure development is accelerating in the Dubailand area. The local Tatweer, part of Dubai Holding, has awarded contracts for two road schemes, while Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has issued tenders for a major new interchange serving the multi-billion dollar development.

Tatweer has awarded the local Wade Adams Contracting a contract worth AED 65 million ($17 million) for the improvement of Al-Qudra road. The scope of works involves the upgrade of 10 kilometres of road between the Dubai outer bypass and the Jebel Ali-Lebhab road. The other bidders were the local Khansaheb Civil Engineering, Bin Hafeez General Contracting & Transport, also local, and the local/UK Dutco Balfour Beatty.

Tatweer has also awarded Khansaheb a contract worth AED 55 million ($15 million) for the construction of internal roads and infrastructure on the Dubai City project opposite Arabian Ranches on Emirates road. The other bidders were the local Emirates Road Contracting and Wade Adams (MEED 3:3:06).

The RTA has invited companies to bid on 23 April for the estimated AED 500 million ($136 million) upgrade of Arabian Ranches roundabout. The two-year project involves the construction of a free-flowing interchange with 13 bridges covering an area of 46,130 square metres.

The interchange will link Emirates road with Al-Qudra road and Umm Suqeim road. De Leuw Cather International, part of the US' Parsons International, is the consultant for all schemes (MEED 24:3:06).

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