The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract for 77km of internal roads at Al Khawaneej 2 as part of a five-year plan to construct internal roads in several residential areas of Dubai.
The plan has been endorsed by the UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
RTA director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors Mattar Al Tayer said: “The construction of internal roads at Al Khawaneej 2 stems from RTA’s commitment towards improving the infrastructure of Dubai’s residential areas, which covers road construction, street lighting and rainwater drainage systems.”
The new project involves the construction of internal roads network spanning 77km, consisting of 68km of single roads and 9km of collector dual carriageways; and internal roads along with the associated infrastructure works, which includes rainwater drainage network, enhancements to the electricity and water networks, and street lighting.
Al Tayer said: “RTA is also progressing in the construction of internal roads for the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Est project at Oud Al Mateena 1, which covers the construction of internal roads extending 7 km and linking them with the surrounding roads network to ensure safe and smooth access to and from nearby areas.
“The project also includes street lights, roadside parkings and pedestrian walkways, and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019.”
He said that the RTA is also undertaking the initial phase of the internal roads project at Sama Al Jaddaf extending 12km as part of which several junctions will be constructed, including two signalised junctions and street lighting works.
The project is aimed at improving roads network in the area and linking it with the surrounding roads such as Al Khail Road to the south and Sheikh Rashid Street to the north, in addition to ensuring smooth flow of traffic in the area.
The RTA has also completed the construction of internal road projects at Nad Al Sheba 4 and Hatta. Works include 56km roads; 50km at Nad Al Sheba 4 (District 282) and 6km at Nad Al Sheba 1 (District 618), as well as utility works such as street lighting and rainwater drainage systems.
Al Tayer said: “The internal roads project at Makan Community, Hatta which has 346 houses built by Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Est, included the construction of 8 km internal roads, car parks, pavements and street-lighting.”
Image: Internal roads at Al Khawaneej 2 in Dubai. Photo: Courtesy of Roads and Transport Authority.