His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced that 80% of project work on Al Khawaneej 2 Internal Roads Project extending 77 km is completed. The project is being undertaken under the 5-Year Plan endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, for building internal roads in several Dubai residential districts. The internal roads network supports the demographic expansion and urbanisation in the emirate and adds to the happiness and welfare of residents.
“The project covers the construction of an internal roads network stretching 77 km comprising of 68 km of single carriageways and 9 km of collector dual carriageways. Works include road construction and infrastructure works such as rainwater drainage inspection chambers along with improvements in electricity, water and streetlight networks,” said Al Tayer.
“The contractor completed 86% of asphalt works extending 67 km, including improvements of electricity, water and telecommunication networks. The company also completed 60% of streetlight installation works, and 85% of rainwater drainage inspection chambers works and linked them with the main network,” explained Al Tayer.
“Earlier this year, RTA opened Sama Al Jadaf and Oud Mateena 1 Internal Road Projects. Sama Al Jadaf Project covered constructing roads extending 12 km and linking them with the main roads in the surrounds such as Al Khail Road southwards, and Sheikh Rashid Street northwards. RTA also constructed two signalised junctions and streetlight works.
“Oud Al Mateena 1 Internal Roads Project covered the construction of internal roads for the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment project and linking them with the surrounding roads network. The project ensures a smooth and safe entry and exit of roads users to nearby areas. Works also included streetlights, roadside parking and pedestrian pavements,” noted Al Tayer.
Over the past two years, RTA completed internal road projects at Nad Al Sheba 4 and Hatta including 56 km of roads (50 km of roads at District 282 of Nad Al Sheba 4, and 6 km of roads at District 618 of Nad Al Sheba 1). The project covered utility works such as street-lighting, and rainwater drainage systems.
The internal roads project at Makan Community, Hatta constitutes of 346 houses built by the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Est, included the construction of 8 km internal roads, car parks, pavements and street-lighting.