Dubai’s RTA Awards Contract For 77km Of Roads
The Roads and Transport Authority is currently constructing internal roads in several residential areas of Dubai. Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority has awarded the contract for the construction of internal roads extending 77km at Al Khawaneej 2. The value of the contract was not disclosed. The new project includes 68km of single roads and 9km of collector dual carriageways.
It also comprises the construction of the associated infrastructure works, which includes rainwater drainage network, enhancements to the electricity and water networks, and street lighting. “The construction of internal roads at Al Khawaneej 2 stems from RTA’s commitment towards improving the infrastructure of Dubai’s residential areas, which covers road construction, street lighting and rainwater drainage systems,” said Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA. “Such works are a necessity due to the demographic and urban expansion, and contributes to the general welfare and happiness of the people in the emirate,” he added. The project is part of the RTA’s five-year plan endorsed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to construct internal roads in several residential areas of Dubai. The RTA is also progressing in the construction of internal roads for the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing project at Oud Al Mateena 1, which covers roads extending 7km and linking them with the surrounding roads network to ensure safe and smooth access to and from nearby areas, said Al Tayer.
The project also includes street lights, roadside parking and pedestrian walkways, and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019, he said. “RTA is currently also undertaking the initial phase of the internal roads project at Sama Al Jaddaf extending 12km. Several junctions will be constructed, including two signalised junctions and street lighting works. The project aims to improve roads network in the area and link it with the surrounding roads such as Al Khail Road to the south and Sheikh Rashid Street to the north, besides ensuring smooth traffic flow in the area,” said Al Tayer. He also confirmed that the authority had completed internal roads projects at Nad Al Sheba 4 and Hatta. Works included the construction of 56 km roads including 50km at Nad Al Sheba 4 (District 282) and 6km at Nad Al Sheba 1 (District 618). It also covered utility works such as street lighting, and rainwater drainage systems. “The internal roads project at Makan Community in Hatta which has 346 houses built by Mohammed bin Rashid Housing, included the construction of 8 km internal roads, car parks, pavements and street-lighting,” added Al Tayer.
News Source: The Gulf News
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