Omani road project environmental study tendered

Consultancies invited to bid for assessment on Adam-Thumrait project

The existing single carriageway will be converted into a four-lane dual carriageway.
The existing single carriageway will be converted into a four-lane dual carriageway.

Oman’s Adam-Thumrait dualisation project is set to undergo an environment impact assessment study after the country’s Ministry of Transport and Communications floated a tender inviting consultancy firms to bid for the job.

The move follows the ministry’s floating of two tenders to build the existing single carriageway into a four-lane dual carriageway between the towns of Adam and Thumrait.

Construction of the 715km carriageway has been divided into different segments to aid progress.

The first two parts, which will have a total length of 240km, started from the Adam side, heading south. The remaining 475km may be divided into four packages at a later stage for tendering.

The project requires several intermittent grade-separated interchanges, cross-drainage structures, camel crossings, service areas and weigh-stations at intermittent locations.

Each part of the project is expected to take three-and-a half to four years for completion, after awarding the contract, sources told Times of Oman. The dualisation project is considered one of the major road projects currently being undertaken by the ministry.

Once the whole Adam-Thumrait project is complete, the link between Muscat and Salalah will be fully dualised along its length of more than 1,000km.

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