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Oman floats tenders for Adam-Thumrait carriageway

Oman?s Ministry of Transport and Communications floated two tenders for dualising a section of the Adam-Thumrait carriageway

According to a Times of Oman report, the project involves conversion of the road into a four-lane dual carriageway from a single carriageway between the towns of Adam and Thumrait. The 715km Adam-Thumrait carriageway has been divided into different segments and the current tenders are for two segments.

The last date for document distribution for both tenders is 31 October 2013, Times of Oman reported.

The Adam-Thumrait carriageway will need several intermittent grade-separated interchanges, cross-drainage structures, camel crossings, service areas and weigh stations at intermittent locations.

The dualisation project of the Adam-Thumrait carriageway is one of the major road projects being undertaken by the ministry. Once the project is complete, the link between Muscat and Salalah will be fully dualised, for more than 1,000km. International engineering consultant Parsons is providing design and construction supervision consultancy services for the dualisation project.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications is reportedly conducting studies to build major roads and for dualisation of existing roads with a total length of over 1,300km in different parts of Oman.