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State-owned Abu Dhabi General Services (Musanada) has signed contracts worth US$582.1mn with three engineering firms for the implementation of the Abu Dhabi-Dubai Road Project
The 62km Abu Dhabi-Dubai Road Project is an extension to the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Street, which would run through the Al Maha Forest and the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).
According to the Emirates News Agency, Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting Establishment will implement the first phase of the project, which is a 34km stretch, for about US$350mn. This road will start in the Saih Shuaib area on the borders between Abu Dhabi and Dubai and will run up to Al Ajban Street.
The second phase of the project will be implemented by Tristar Engineering and Construction and Abu Dhabi Salini Costruttori, for about US$228.7mn. This phase includes constructing 28 roads and three intersections between the Al Ajban Street and the Al Sweihan road.
The company’s executive director (buildings and project management), Ali Al Haj Al Mehairbi, said, “The new road will comprise four lanes in each direction with the possibility of expanding it up to six lanes in the future. This project involves the construction of a number of bridges to protect services lines which intersect with the track of the new road.”
Hence, Musanada is coordinating with the Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), Etihad Rail, the Transmission and Despatch Company (TRANSCO), the Traffic Engineering and Road Safety Department, the Abu Dhabi Police, Gas Industries (GASCO) and Dolphin Energy for this project.
Musanada chief executive officer Mohammad Khalifa Al Fahed Al Muhairi said, “This project is one of the most important ventures in Abu Dhabi, and is in line with the vision 2030 for the emirate. It is also in line with the Surface Transport Master Plan (STMP) which is aimed at upgrading Abu Dhabi’s infrastructure and transportation network.”