Dh850 million road network projects under way in Dubai

DUBAI — The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is spending Dh50 million on the Oud Mateena 2 Roads Network Development Project, which is slated to be completed within one year.

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Published: Fri 25 Jan 2008, 9:39 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:56 PM

Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the Board and executive director of the RTA, said the core work under the project includes construction of a 3.5km road network along with Al Khartoum Road and Amman Road by adding new lanes extending 5km in total.

This will improve commuting on these two vital roads.

“Khartoum Road will be widened to four lanes in each direction, while Amman Road leading to Oud Mateena-2 will also be widened to two lanes in each direction,” Al Tayer stated.

He also disclosed that the RTA is currently engaged in constructing roads in various parts of the emirate at a cost of around Dh850 million, with some of them in the final stages of completion.

Al Tayer added that the RTA had completed construction of roads and pavements at Jumeirah-2 at a cost of Dh75 million.

The project included construction of three new local roads and a public car-park, developing Al Uruba Road into a two-way road, and constructing pedestrian paths.

The project also included construction of pavements, rainwater drainage network, lighting poles, and traffic signals at the intersection of Al Uruba and Al Wasl Roads.

“Work has reached final stages in the South Al Barsha Levelling and Road Construction Project. The Dh110 million project includes levelling works of 553 hectares of land, constructing a road extending 58km, and four light signal-controlled intersections, three of which are on the existing roads.

The project also includes lighting works of asphalt-paved roads, installing land road markings, and constructing road crossings for various future utility lines.”

Al Tayer further stated that the Dh43 million Al Qusais Roads Development Project is almost 85 per cent complete.

The project includes construction of new roads, six roundabouts, a car park, upgrading of some of the existing roads and intersections, and installing lighting network in various areas of Al Qusais-1 and 2.

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