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$84m contract awarded for Al Khail improvements

Transport chiefs say project is key to 'ensure smooth access' to many areas of Dubai.

$84m contract awarded for Al Khail improvements
ROAD PLAN: A contract has been awarded for the fourth phase of a major road improvement project in Dubai.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has approved the award of a AED307 million ($84m) contract to construct the fourth phase of the Al Khail Road improvement project.

The project will see the construction of a multi-level intersection, including the widening of the road from four to six lanes in a bid to prevent traffic congestion.

RTA chairman Mattar Al Tayer added: "The new Interchange will ensure smooth access to areas in the vicinity of the project such as Al Barsha, Al Barsha South, and Al Quoz Industrial among others."

The contract, won by Dubai-based Wade Adams Contracting, is due to be completed in 13 months so that it is synchronised with the opening of the first three phases of the project.

"Improvement of Al Khail Rd Project ranks among the biggest projects currently undertaken by the RTA, and its importance is underscored by the fact that it represents an expansion of the Business Bay Crossing," Al Tayer added.

"Through this project, RTA is intending to provide road corridors supporting Sheikh Zayed Rd and Emirates Road which channel high traffic volumes."

Work is currently underway in constructing the first three phases at an aggregate cost of AED1.8 billion.

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