Mattar Al Tayer
RTA completes $109m internal road works
Dubai, July 6, 2014
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it has completed the construction of internal roads stretching 193 km in nine residential communities built at a cost of Dh400 million ($109 million).
The areas of work include Hatta, Al Quoz 2, 3 & 4, Khawaneej 1, and Barsha 1, 2 & 3, said a statement from the RTA.
Senior official Mohammed Al Munji said this year the authority had completed the construction of internal roads in six residential communities. Last March it completed the pavement of internal roads at Al Quoz 3 at a cost of Dh21.732 million.
The project included the construction of roads extending 8 km with a width of 7 meter for collector roads and 6.5 m for local roads, roadside parking spaces measuring 2.5 m in width, lighting works, rainwater drainage services, traffic signs, and road markings.
“Last February the RTA completed the construction of internal roads at Al Barsha 1, 2 and 3 situated between the Sheikh Zayed Road to the East, Al Khail Road to the west, Umm Suqeim Road to the north and Street 331 to the south. The project, which cost 174.5 million dirham, included the pavement of internal roads along with lighting works stretching 116 km including the construction of new roads extending 63 km and improvements of existing roads extending 53 km.
In the same month, it concluded the pavement of internal roads Al Quoz 2 at a cost of 37.392 million dirham covering the pavement of roads extending 11 km comprising single and dual carriageways, parallel parking slots, rainwater and sewage drainage networks, lighting works, road marking, traffic signals, and all safety means for road users.
“Last January the RTA completed the pavement of internal roads at Al Khawaneej 1 extending 38 km at a cost of 100 million dirham. The project included the pavement of (main & local) unpaved internal roads in the rest of Al Khawaneej residential district 1 (District 281) including lighting works," stated Al Munji.
Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the board and executive director of the RTA, said in the first half of 2013, the RTA completed the construction of internal roads at 3 residential districts including the pavement of internal roads at Al Qusais 3 last May.
The project, which cost about 23.5 million dirham, included the pavement of roads extending 6 km along with lighting works, and the pavement of some parking slots at mosques and public schools in the area.
Work is up-and-running in internal road projects at six residential areas, and works are expected to be completed this year in the construction of roads at Al Warqaa 1, 2, 3 and 4.
The construction of internal roads at Muhaisnah 2, Barsha South 1, and collector roads at Barsha 2 is due for completion in the first half of next year. "In the last quarter of this year, the RTA will release a tender for constructing internal roads at Mamzer, Nahda 1 and Oud Mateena 2," he added.-TradeArabia News Service