Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened two internal road projects to facilitate traffic movement.

The two new roads opened are located at Sama Al Jadaf and Oud Al Muteena 1.

The construction works at Sama Al Jaddaf were part of the RTA’s efforts to rehabilitate road infrastructure, and improve lighting and rainwater drainage systems to benefit the local residents.

Overall, the work included the construction of roads extending 12km, two signalised junctions and associated street-lighting works.

The project at Oud Al Muteena 1 for the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment extends 7km. Construction of pedestrian pavements, roadside parking and street lighting works were also part of the package.

The internal roads built connects with the surrounding road network to expedite mobility.

RTA director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors Mattar Al Tayer said: “RTA has completed 47% of construction works in internal roads at Al Khawaneej 2.

“The network spans 77km, including single-lane roads (68km) and dual collector roads (9km). The project works included rainwater drainage, electricity and water, and street-lighting.”

RTA is the independent government roads & transportation authority in Dubai.

In March this year, the authority awarded an AED450m ($122.5m) contract to upgrade the Falcon Junction project, which includes construction of two bridges along Al Khaleej Street.

The project is a part of the $1.46bn Al Shandagha Roads Corridor Improvement Project. The project will be completed in five phases, the third of which is currently underway.