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RTA Awards Dh289 million contract for Bypass Road

posted on 21/06/2007: 2215 views

Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a Dh289 million contract for Phase III of Dubai bypass road. The project has strategic significance in linking the Northern Emirates with Abu Dhabi without passing through Dubai Downtown.

In the implementation of the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President & Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to expedite the execution of the projects that serve the vital urban and development projects, the Board of Directors of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) endorsed in a session chaired by H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, awarding the 3rd contract of Dubai bypass road project at a total cost of Dh289 million.

'Awarding the contract of Phase III of Dubai Bypass Road is an integral part of the efforts put by the RTA in constructing Phase I & II of this project which starts from the outskirts of the emirate of Sharjah and extends up to the road linking with outskirts of the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Moreover, it provides a link with Jebel Ali Airport (Dubai World Central) and Dubai Industrial City' Al Tayer said. He added that the road is one of the most strategically important sectors within the structural road network plan carried out by the RTA. The project provides alternative roads to both Emirates Rd & Sheikh Zayed Rd and offers motorists coming from the northern emirates heading towards the emirate of Abu Dhabi (and vice versa) an outer road without having to pass through downtown areas.

'The 3rd phase of the project starts from Jebel Ali-Al Hibab Rd and extends 25 km up to the outskirts of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The contract of this sector includes constructing a dual carriage highway of six lanes in each direction to accommodate the anticipated traffic flow. It also includes constructing three camel cross points that could be used as U-turn exits, as well as constructing water drainage conduits, utility pipes, metal curbs, safety rail and lighting works' said Al Tayer.

H.E. the Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA stated that the work currently underway in Phase 1 & 2 of Dubai Bypass Road Project.

'The work started in Phase 1 on 25 February 2006, which has a total cost of around Dh363 million. This sector starts from Al Raweeiya Interchange in Dubai-Al Ain Rd and extends 24 km up to Jebel Ali-Al Hibab Rd. It includes constructing a dual carriage highway of six lanes in each direction. Work started on 6 January 2007 in Phase 2 which will cost about Dh295 million.

Works under this sector include widening the existing road, which starts from the outskirts of Sharjah and extends 23 km across Dubai-Al Ain Rd up to Al Raweeiya Interchange, from two to six lanes in each direction,' Al Tayer concluded. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)


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