Dubai Roads Authority completes construction of internal roads in 16 residential areas
DUBAI, 18th March, 2017 (WAM) -- The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed road construction works in 16 residential districts of Dubai at a cost of AED835 million, Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the (RTA), has announced.In April, RTA will open new internal roads at Al Mamzar and Al Nahda 1 at a cost of AED118 million, he said, and added that work is also up and running on the construction of roads in Nad Al Sheba 4, at a cost of AED89 million, which is set for completion by the end of this year. "These projects are part of the 5-Year Plan 2012-2016, endorsed by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, for constructing internal roads in several Dubai districts at a total cost of about AED1 billion. The construction of these roads stems from the desire of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid to improve the road network, to meet the needs of residents and address the requirements of urban development and demographic expansion, which will eventually translate into happiness for the people," Al Tayer said. "Next month, RTA will open the internal roads project at Al Mamzar and Nahda 1, which comprise 4 districts, North and South of Cairo Street (District 134), and North and South of Baghdad Street (District 231), at a cost of AED118 million," he added. The project covers the construction of single-lane and dual carriageway streets over a 20-kilometre stretch, revamping all existing road networks in the area, and providing 30 parking slots. The project works also included the installation of a new light signal on Amman Street to streamline the flow of traffic in the entrances and exits of Nahda 1, along with directional signage, ground markings and appropriate traffic signals. In 2013, RTA completed the construction of internal roads in 3 residential districts, Al Qusais 3, Al Quoz 4 and Hatta community at a cost of AED61 million. In 2014, RTA completed the construction of internal roads in 6 residential districts, Al Quoz 2 and 3, Khawneej 1, and Al Barsha 1, 2 and 3 at a cost of AED335 million. In 2015, RTA completed internal road projects at Al Warqaa 1, 2, 3 and 4, at a cost of AED157 million, followed in 2016 by internal roads at Muhaisna 2 and Oud Mateena 2 at a cost of AED164 million. Works are currently underway in constructing internal roads at Nad Al Sheba 4, at a cost of AED89 million, which will be completed by end of this year.
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