RTA awards Dh21.732m contract for construction of Al Qouz roads

Layout of roads construction plan at Al Qouz

The Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), chaired by has Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, has awarded a contract for construction of internal roads at Al Qouz 3 and a part of Al Qouz 4 at a cost of Dh21.732 million.

The Project echoes RTA keenness on improving internal roads network to cope up with the requirements of demographic and urban expansion in the Emirate, and live up to its Vision of providing Safe & Smooth Transport for All.

“This Project is part of the 5-Year Plan (2012-2016) endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for paving internal roads in a number of Dubai residential areas at a total cost of about one billion dirham.

“Phase I of the Plan covers five residential areas namely: Hatta community, and Al Qusais 3 in addition to Al Qouz 2, 3 and 4,” explained Al Tayer.

“The Internal Roads Project at Al Qouz 3 and part of Al Qouz 4 comprises the construction of roads extending 9 km comprising 7-meter wide collector roads, and 6.5 meter-wide local roads along with roadside parking slots measuring 2.5 meters in width.

“The Project also includes lighting works, storm-water drainage services, traffic signage and road marking. Works in the project, which has been awarded to Wade Adams Company, will start by the end of this month and take 300 days to complete.

“Last May, the RTA awarded 3 contracts for construction of internal roads. The first contract covered the construction of internal roads at Al Qusais 3 at a cost of 23 million dirham, comprising the construction of 6 km-long roads.

“The second contract covered the construction of 8 km-long roads at Al Qouz 4 at a cost of Dh15 million.
The third contract covered the construction of internal roads at Al Warqa 1, 2, 3 and 4 at a cost of 156.631 million dirham, including road & lighting works spanning 125 km.

“The contract covers the construction of 89 km-long roads, and improvements on existing roads extending 36 km, in addition to the construction of roadside parking slots, parking works for some mosques and public schools in the area, and all necessary road works such as road marking, and traffic signals," elaborated Al Tayer.

The 5-Year Plan (2012–2016) for Construction of Internal Roads at Residential Districts in Dubai Emirate, which has been endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, covers the construction of internal roads in about 16 areas where urbanisation ranges from 20 to 80 per cent, though drops in some areas to as low as 5 per cent.

“Phase I of the Project, the cost of which is about Dh150 million, covers five residential communities namely: Hatta and Al Qusais 3 in addition to Al Qouz 2, 3 and 4. Phase II, which will start in 2013, costing about 140 million dirham, covers three residential districts namely; Muhaisna 2, and Al Barsha South 1 and 2. Phase III, which starts in 2014, costing about Dh130 million, covers Al Mamzar, Al Nahdah 1, and Oud Mateena 2. Phase IV, which starts in 2015, costing about Dh140 million, covers the construction of roads in 3 districts: Nad El Sheba 4, Oud Mateena 1, and Khawaneej 2. Phase V, which starts in 2016, costing Dh250 million, covers the construction of road projects in Jebel Ali Industrial Area 1, Al Qusais Industrial Areas 3, 4 & 5, and Al Awir 1.

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