New roads to ease Dubai-Sharjah traffic congestion

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on March 18, 2017

Road construction works completed in 16 residential districts of Dubai at a cost of Dh835 million.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced that RTA had completed road construction works in 16 residential districts of Dubai at a cost of Dh835 million on Friday.

This April, RTA will open new internal roads at Al Mamzar and Al Nahda 1 at a cost of Dh118 million.

Work is up and running in the construction of roads in Nad Al Sheba 4 at a cost of Dh89 million, which is set for completion by the end of this year.

5-Year Plan

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, for constructing internal roads in several Dubai neighborhoods at a total cost of about Dh1billion.

The construction of these roads stems from the keenness of HH to improving roads network to meet the needs of residents and address the requirements of urban development & demographic expansion, which will eventually translate into happiness to people.

“Next month, RTA will open the internal roads project at Al Mamzar and Nahda 1, which comprises 4 districts: North & South of Cairo Street (District 134), and North & South of Baghdad Street (District 231) at a cost of Dh118 million,” said Al Tayer.

“The project covers the construction of single-lane & dual carriageway streets over a 20 km stretch, revamping all existing roads network 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 entries & exits of Nahda 1 along with directional signage, ground markings and appropriate traffic signals to ensure the provision of all traffic safety means for road users.

“Works also included the lighting of all internal roads, full rainwater and sewage networks, protection of the existing utility lines and conduits for future utility lines. The opening of the project will ensure a streamlined traffic flow in all internal roads as well as in the entry and exit points of the two areas.

Completed projects

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 Dh61 million.

In 2014, RTA completed the construction of internal roads in 6 residential districts: Al Quoz 2 & 3, Khawneej 1, and Al Barsha 1, 2 and 3 at a cost of Dh335 million.

In 2015, RTA completed internal roads project at Al Warqaa 1, 2, 3 and 4 at a cost of Dh157 million followed in 2016 by internal roads at Muhaisna 2 and Oud Mateena 2 at a cost of Dh164 million.

Works are currently underway in constructing internal roads at Nad Al Sheba 4 at a cost of Dh89 million, which will be completed by end of this year.

 

Source : Khaleej Times

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