Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the RTA, announced that construction works of internal roads had been accomplished in 13 residential districts costing about Dh552 million, and works were continuing in constructing internal roads in five residential areas costing about Dh319 million.
He revealed that the RTA would release next November a tender for a project constructing roads at Al Khawaneej 2 and Nad El Sheba 4, and would undertake internal road projects in five other districts in 2016.
“These projects are 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, costing more than Dh1 billion,” he said.
In 2013, the RTA completed the construction of internal roads at three residential districts including the pavement of internal roads costing about Dh61 million.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the RTA. (Supplied)
These included construction of roads at Al Qusais 3 extending 6km in addition to street lighting works, and pavement of parking slots for some mosques and public schools in the area.
It also completed the construction of roads extending 8km at Al Quoz 4 and lighting works, parking, and rainwater drainage services in addition to internal roads extending 6km at Hatta community.
In 2014, the RTA completed the construction of internal roads in six residential areas namely: Al Quoz 2 and 3, Al Khawaneej 1, and Al Barsha 1, 2 and 3 at a cost of Dh335 million.
Works under this phase included the pavement of roads extending 11 km at Al Quoz 2 comprising two-lane roads and dual carriageways in addition to parallel parking, water drainage and sewage networks.
It also included the pavement of roads at Al Quoz 3 extending 8km with collector roads of 7 metres in width, and local roads of 6.5 metres in width in addition to longitudinal roadside parking places of 2.5 metres in width.
It also undertook lighting works, rainwater drainage services, traffic signs works, and ground cables.
As for Al Khawaneej 1, pavement works covered 38km including internal roads (main & local) and unpaved roads at Al Khawaneej Residential Area including lighting works.
This phase also included the construction of internal roads at Al Barsha 1, 2 and 3 situated between Sheikh Zayed Road to the north, Al Khail road to the west, Umm Suqeim Road to the north, and Road 331 to the south.
The project also included undertaking internal roads comprising lighting works extending 116km, constructing new roads extending 63km, and improvements on existing roads extending 53km.
“At the start of this year, the RTA concluded the construction of roads at Al Warqaa 1, 2, 3 and 4 costing about Dh156.631 million covering construction and lighting works of roads extending 125km, constructing new roads extending 89km, improvements of the existing roads extending 36km, roadside parking, parking slots for some mosques and public schools in the area, and all road works such as markings and traffic signals,” said Al Tayer.
Work is currently underway in internal roads in five residential areas costing about Dh319 million.
This includes constructing internal roads at Al Barsha South 1, and collector roads at Al Barsha 2; where completion rate reached 60 per cent.
The project also includes the construction of internal roads at Al Barsha South 1 (Area 671) extending 53km, collector roads at Al Barsha South 2 (Area 672) extending 7km.
The project will provide an additional entry to Al Barsha South 1 from Umm Suqeim Road, and an additional entry to Al Barsha South 2 from Hessa Road.