Dubai's RTA invests $227.3m on internal roads


Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed construction work on internal roads in 16 residential areas.

The AED835m ($227.3m) roads construction work forms a part of a AED1bn ($272.2m) five-year plan launched for constructing internal roads across the city.

In April this year, RTA plans to open new internal roads at Al Mamzar and Al Nahda 1 which were built at a cost of AED118m ($32.13m).

RTA Board of Executive Directors chairman and director general Mattar Al Tayer said: “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).”

The project included construction of single-lane and dual carriageway streets over a 20km stretch, by revamping all existing roads network in the area, and providing 30 parking slots.

The RTA also installed a new light signal on Amman Street to streamline the flow of traffic in the entries and 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, RTA stated.

"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."

Additionally, construction work is currently underway on roads in Nad Al Sheba 4, with plans to complete the project by the end of this year.

The RTA said that it is investing AED89m ($24.23m) on the Nad Al Sheba 4 road works project.

During the period between 2013 and 2016, RTA completed construction of internal roads in Al Qusais 3, Al Quoz 4, Hatta community, Al Quoz 2 & 3, Khawneej 1, and Al Barsha 1, 2 and 3, Al Warqaa 1, 2, 3 and 4, as well as Muhaisna 2 and Oud Mateena 2.


Image: Finishing works of internal roads at Al Mamzar and Al Nahda 1. Photo: courtesy of Roads and Transport Authority.