RTA begins Dh1billion roads project
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded two contracts for the construction of new roads in Al Qusais and Al Quoz costing Dh38 million, which form part of the first phase of its five-year Dh1-billion project to improve roads in the residential areas in the emirate.
The move comes as the RTA tries to improve its road network in an effort to meet the demands of Dubai’s growing demography.
The project, known as the RTA’s five-year Internal Roads Construction Plan, will be built in Al Qusais 3 and Al Quoz 4.
“The two projects represent the initial phase of the five-year plan endorsed by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for paving internal roads in several residential districts in Dubai at a cost of about Dh1 billion.
“The initial phase of the plan covers five residential communities namely: Hatta and Al Qusais 3 in addition to Al Quoz 2, 3 and 4,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the board and Executive Director of the RTA.
The construction in Al Qusais 3 involves an area of 225 hectares and will entail six kilometres of roads being built alongside streetlights and parking lots catering to the mosques and schools in the area. Construction is set to begin in June and will take nine months to complete, Al Tayer said.
Similarly, the project in Al Quoz 4 involves adding another eight kilometres of roads, streetlights, parking spaces and storm-water drainages. The Al Quoz 4 project is expected to be completed in the first half of 2013.
Earlier this month, the RTA awarded another construction contract in Al Warqaa 1, 2, 3 and 4, which includes building street lights along a 125-kilometre stretch of road and improving existing roads.
“This also includes the construction of roadside parking lots, parking for some mosques and public schools in the area, and all necessary road works such as road marking and traffic signals,” Al Tayer said, referring to the construction in Al Warqaa. Phase one of the Internal Roads Construction Project, which costs Dh150 million, covers five residential communities including Hatta and Al Qusais 3 in addition to Al Quoz 2, 3 and 4.
Phase two, which will start in 2013 at a cost of about Dh140 million, covers three residential districts of Muhaisna 2, and Al Barsha South 1 and 2. Phase three will start in 2014, at a cost of around Dh130 million, covering Al Mamzar, Al Nahda 1 and Oud Mateena 2.
Phase four will start in 2015 and costs Dh140 million. It covers the construction of roads in three districts including Nad Al Sheba 4, Oud Mateena 1 and Khawaneej 2.
Phase five, which starts in 2016 at a cost of about Dh250 million, will cover road work in Jebel Ali Industrial Area 1, Al Qusais Industrial Areas 3, 4 and 5, and Al Awir 1.
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