Major roadworks planned in Dubai

19 July 2002

Saudi Binladin Group of Saudi Arabia has been awarded an estimated AED 109 million ($30 million) contract to upgrade the fourth interchange on the Sheikh Zayed highway in Dubai (MEED 19:4:02).

The scope of works for the 14-month contract involves the construction of a clover-leaf junction with four bridges and an access ramp. It also includes signage and lighting and the construction of a stormwater drainage and irrigation network.

The consultant is the US' De Leuw Cather International. The client is Dubai Municipality, which is planning further road works in the emirate.

The local Emirates Roads Contracting Company has been awarded an estimated AED 60 million ($16 million) contract to build a 50-kilometre single carriageway and a 16-kilometre dual carriageway at the Al-Quoz industrial area (MEED 19:4:02). In addition, the 12-14-month contract includes upgrading eight kilometres of the existing road network. The consultant is Italy's Italconsult.

De Leuw Cather has also been appointed consultant for a road upgrade project adjacent to Dubai International Airport. The project, estimated to cost at least AED 400 million ($109 million), covers the construction of a 1.5-kilometre-long tunnel, two four-lane carriageways, access roads and related works.

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