Dubai's RTA awards US$ 32.12 mn contracts for internal roads construction

Posted on 22nd December 2014

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a Dh118-million (US$32.12 million) deal for the construction of internal roads in the UAE Emirate.

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The internal roads will be built at Al Mamzar and Al Nahda One under the contract, which is part of Phase Three of the Dh1-billion (US$272 million) five-year plan (2012 to 2016) for constructing internal roads in several residential areas of the city, said a statement from RTA.

"The new project involves the construction of single and dual carriageways, improvement of the existing roads network in those areas, designating areas for car parks and streamlining the existing ones, and transforming 10 new locations into parallel parking," said Mattar Al Tayer, the chairman of the board of directors and executive director of the RTA.

"A new traffic sign will be erected at Amman Road to streamline the traffic flow at the entrances and exits of Al Nahda One along with directional sign, road markings and suitable traffic signage to ensure the provision of all means of traffic safety for road users," he added.

Al Tayer said the project also includes the construction of all required directional signage, lighting works for all internal roads in the area, storm water drainage system, sewage drainage system and protecting the existing utility lines.

According to him, the company undertaking the project will start construction works in January and will take about 18 months for completion.

According to him, the RTA has completed construction of several internal road projects as part of the plan, which includes the construction of roads in nine residential areas stretching 193 km covering Hatta, Al Quoz Two, Three and Four, Al Qusais Three, Al Khawaneej One, in addition to Al Barsha One, Two and Three.

“The Five-Year Plan (2012- 2016) for constructing internal roads in residential communities in Dubai spans about 16 districts where urbanisation rate ranges from 20 per cent to 80 per cent but in some areas it is as low as five per cent,” noted Al Tayer.

Under the Dh150-million (US$ 41 million) scheme, five districts - Hatta community, Al Quoz Two, Three and Four and Al Qusais Three - will be covered. In the second phase, which started in 2013, three residential districts were covered namely Al Muhaisna Two and Al Barsha South One and Two, said the statement from RTA.

The third phase, which started this year, encompasses Al Mamzar, Al Nahda One, and Oud Mateena Two, it added. In the fourth phase, which kicks off next year, the construction of roads in Nad El Sheba Four, Oud Mateena One and Al Khawaneej Two districts will be covered.

The last phase, which will start in 2016, will see road construction works being undertaken at three districts namely: Jebel Ali Industrial One, Al Qusais Industrial Three, Four and Five in addition to Al Awir One, it added.

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