Mattar Al Tayer
Dubai RTA awards $27m roads contract
Dubai, March 9, 2014
Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) recently awarded a contract to construct internal roads and collector roads in the emirate costing about Dh100 million ($27.2 million).
The project is part of Phase II of the 5-Year Plan (2012-2016) for constructing internal roads at several Dubai residential districts with a cost to the tune of Dh1 billion.
Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the board and executive director of the RTA, said that the project aims to meet the requirements of urban & demographic expansion in the emirate.
“Over the past three years, the RTA constructed more than 500 km-long internal roads in various residential communities across the Emirate,” said Al Tayer.
“The new project comprises the construction of an internal roads network at Al Barsha South 1 extending 53 km, and the construction of collector roads at Al Barsha South 2 extending 7 km. The project provides an additional entry to Al Barsha South 1 from Umm Suqeim Road, and an additional entry to Al Barsha South 2 from Hesa Road,” he added.
“The project, which will be constructed over 18 months, comprises internal roads construction works with width of seven meters in collector roads, and 6.6 meters in local roads, besides constructing longitudinal parking slots on both roadsides measuring 2.5 meters in width, lighting works, rainwater drainage works, and other utility works,” he continued.
Al Tayer explained that the 5-Year Plan (2012- 2016) for constructing internal roads in residential communities in Dubai spans about 16 districts where urbanization rate ranges from 20 per cent to 80 per cent but in some areas is as low as 5 per cent. – TradeArabia News Service