Dubai's RTA awards $61mn deal for road upgrade
Contract for upgrading the existing Al Houdh Roundabout and converting it from a signalized roundabout to a free multi-tier crossing
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) AED227mn ($61mn) has awarded a contract for upgrading the existing Al Houdh Roundabout and converting it from a signalized roundabout to a free multi-tier crossing.
The award of this contract thus brings the total cost of widening and improving the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road from the outskirts of Dubai and Sharjah up to Al Houdh Roundabout to as much as AED2.52bn ($612mn).
“HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued directives to upgrade Al Houdh R/A and complete it as early as possible in order to improve the traffic movement on this junction, and raise its capacity by constructing flyovers across the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to ensure a smooth traffic flow from and to Al Yalayis Road in all directions,” said H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, RTA chairman of the Board and Executive Director.
“The project comprises widening of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road in an 11 km-long sector stretching from Al Houdh R/A up to the intersection leading to Al Maktoum Airport from three lanes to six lanes in each direction. It also encompasses the construction of a service road running 4 km on both sides of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road from the intersection with Al Khail Road to Al Houdh R/A to ease the entry to/exit from development projects in the neighbourhood.
“The project, which will be constructed over 24 months, also covers other works such as street lighting, storm water drainage systems, traffic signals, and road markings in addition to utility works as needed by service providers in the area,” he added.