The RTA received bids from contractors for work on another contract to upgrade the highway earlier in August.
The local Ghantoot Transport & General Contracting submitted the lowest price with an offer of AED1.179bn ($321m). The other bidders are the local Wade Adams at AED1.344bn, Turkey’s Mapa Gunal at AED1.393bn, and Beijing-based China State Construction Engineering Corporation at AED1.732bn.
It first tendered the contract in 2016 and the local Al-Naboodah Contracting Company was the lowest bidder with a price of AED941m ($256m).
The consultant is US-based CDM Smith.
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