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Besix Group wins infrastructure development contract in Dubai

Besix Group’s Six Construct to build two flyover bridges, a one-lane ramp and a two-lane tunnel in Dubai

Six Construct has announced that it has secured a contract from Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to build two flyover bridges, a one-lane ramp and a two-lane tunnel in the Shindagha district near Port Rashid in Dubai

Scope of work will include bridge works, pavement structure, signing and road marking, street lighting, traffic systems, storm water drainage system and diversion and protection of the existing services, according to a statement from Besix Group. Six Construct is one of Belgium-based Besix Group’s units.

This contract is a part of RTA’s Shindagha Corridor Improvement project, which is looking at developing a 13km-long road network along Sheikh Rashid, Al Mina, Al Khaleej, and Cairo Streets, that will be executed in five phases and is due for completion in 2027.

Olivier Crasson, GM of Besix Contracting Middle East, said: “We are proud to participate in a project that will improve mobility and safety in Dubai. Works will be carried out in such a way that traffic will not be disrupted.”

He added that Six Construct won the tender against five other competition, owing to its strong proposal and optimised temporary structures design. The project is expected to be completed by 2022.

The new infrastructure will enhance the Al Falcon junction at the intersection between Al Khaleej Street, Ghubaiba Street and Khalid Bin Al Waleed Street. It includes two flyover bridges along Al Khaleej Street with six lanes in each direction, a one-lane ramp from Khaled bin Al Waleed Street towards Al Khaleej Street northbound, and a two-lane tunnel for left-turn movements from Khaled Bin Al Walid Street to Mina Street southbound.

Besix Group said that two main bridges, 466m and 792m long, are cast-in-situ, post-tensioned, box-shaped concrete bridge structures. The tunnel is 456m long, made of reinforced concrete retaining wall and slab, and is covered over 85m length in the centre, under the road junction, it stated.

The at-grade signalised junction under the bridge will also be improved, while the new infrastructure, once completed, will dramatically improve traffic, according to the Belgium-based contractor.

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