North / South Extensions to Ras Abu Abboud Road

The scope of work consisted of the upgrade of existing two interchanges at Ras Abu Abboud (RAA), linking the inner city corniche and C-Ring road to the new international airport highway. The works included the following:

  • Diversion of traffic at critical locations, demolition and diversion of live utilities.
  • Construction of new bridges, two underpasses, including a 300m deep tunnel.
  • Road network (four-five lanes) including street lighting, signage, signals and landscaping.

Major quantities:

  • Concrete: 120,000 m³
  • Asphalt: 200,000 tons
  • Subbase: 110,000 tons
  • Excavation: 350,000 m³
  • Storm Drainage: 12,000 m
  • Water Works: 9,000 m
  • Extra HV: 11,000 m
  • Telecom: 22,000 m


This was a very crucial project located on a busy road junction that links the town center to the new international airport highway, and also links a major city artery (the C Ring Road) to the Corniche sea front. The works had to be executed under a very tight program without disrupting live public traffic. This required tedious multiple day and night shifts. The extent of underground services resulted in many conflicts that had to be resolved within the project time frame. Some major interface issues were also encountered with neighboring contractors, especially those related to utility networks.