AECOM wins $148m Doha Expressway contract

Project will also include rail corridor, cycle and footpaths; will link Al khor and Mesaieed

The Doha Expressway.

The Doha Expressway.

AECOM Technology Corporation said on Tuesday that it has been awarded a $148m, three-year contract to provide construction-supervision and design-review services for the portion of the Doha Expressway program in Qatar known as Group 7.

The new dual highway will link the cities of Al Khor and Mesaieed.

The contract covers the creation of a 105-mile expressway which will help facilitate movement of sea freight into and out of the New Port Project in Doha as well as ease the movement of trucks and delivery vehicles around the city, the US company said in a statement.

The project will also feature foot and cycle paths, as well as a provision for a long-distance rail corridor.

In addition, approximately 21 main free-flow junctions will be required, along with a number of priority-controlled junctions and private accesses, the statement added.

"We are delighted to play such a vital role in advancing Qatar's infrastructure," said AECOM chairman and CEO John M Dionisio. "We look forward to playing a key role in creating a best-in-class infrastructure network that will help fuel the region's growth."

Work on the project is set to begin immediately.

Last week, UK engineering consultancy Hyder said it had won a $112m contract from Ashghal for the design and construction supervision of a new section of the Doha Expressway projects.

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