Abu Dhabi Transportation and Roads Improvement Program (TRIP) – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • Abu Dhabi Municipality
Project Value

$3.6 Billion


Transportation, Urban Development


Design And Urban Planning, Program/Construction Management (PM/CM)

Since the late 1970’s, the Abu Dhabi Transportation and Roads Improvement Program (TRIP) has driven the planning, design, and construction of the entire urban highway network in Abu Dhabi, UAE. From the program’s inception, Parsons has managed more than 120 design projects and more than 100 construction supervision projects. Each project is different from the next in scope and details, but the primary objective of all TRIP projects was to provide a roadway network that will safely, efficiently, and economically serve the local and regional transportation needs of Abu Dhabi.

Meeting The Transportation Needs Of Abu Dhabi

At present, more than 120 signalized intersections and 48 bridges with major water crossings have been designed and constructed for the Municipality. We coordinated all utility relocations and prepared all cost estimates, specifications, and designs of roadways, surface drainage, sewerage, bridges, and all traffic-related disciplines including lighting, striping, signs, signals, and CCTV. Post-design responsibilities included advertisement preparation; prequalifying contractors; preconstruction conferences; reviews of contractor methods and schedules; construction management, supervision, and inspection; invoice approval; progress report preparation; guidance on problem solving; and change orders and claims administration.

An Intelligent Design

Other contracts involved the widening of existing roads and the improvement of intersections, including the installation of a computerized traffic signal system. The intelligent transportation system (ITS) design includes a fiberoptic backbone network for the municipality, closed-circuit television (CCTV) coverage of all major traffic areas, automatic detection of vehicles violating speed limits and traffic controls, security and surveillance of sensitive areas, and a separate special-use control center.

Services Provided

  • Construction Supervision and Management
  • Maintenance and Safety Improvements
  • Master Planning
  • Studies and Design
  • Technical and Administrative Support
  • Infrastructure Coordination
  • Construction Support Programs
  • Environmental Strategy and Assessments
  • Facility Condition Assessments
  • Program and Project Management
  • Tender Preparation, Evaluation and Recommendation
  • Claims Review and Recommendation
  • Cost and Financial Control
  • Training and Technology Transfer

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