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RTA awards Dubai roads contracts

Todini and Al Nabooda win construction deals for phase three of congestion-easing project.

Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded contracts worth 1.4 billion dirhams ($381mn) for its parallel roads project in an effort to reduce congestion on Sheikh Zayed Road, it said on Saturday.

The finished project, scheduled for completion within two years, will create a 108-kilometre corridor extending from Sheikh Rashid Road to the North, terminating at the Abu-Dhabi border.

The two roads are expected to carry a total of 18,000 vehicles per hour when complete.

Todini Company will develop phase three of the project, in a deal worth 449 million dirhams, the RTA said in a statement.

The deal, to be completed within 600 days, includes construction of a 10-kilometre corridor consisting of six lanes, as well as bridges, tunnels and utilities, signage and street lighting.

Al Nabooda Contracting is to manage phase three of the project in a 950 million-dirham contract for a 20-kilometre section of road, including the construction of 10 bridges and four underpasses.

The project has been divided into nine phases, with four contracts awarded to date.

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