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Saturday, June 22, 2013

RTA to open internal roads in 3 districts this year


RTA to open internal roads in 3 districts this year

Neighbourhoods covered include Al Qouz 2 & 3, Al Qusais 3


The Roads & Transport Authority – Mohammed Al Munji:
The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) is set to open in the forthcoming months internal road projects in three residential districts namely; Al Qusais 3, Al Qouz 2 (Phase 1), and Al Qouz 3, at a combined cost of about 82 million dirham.

“The projects to be accomplished shortly are part of RTA 5-Year Plan for paving roads in several neighbourhoods across Dubai Emirate (2012 – 2016), endorsed by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, costing about one billion dirham,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA.
“By the end of June 2013, the RTA will open the Internal Roads Project at Al Qusais 3, which spans an area of 225 hectares. The Project, which costs 23.21 million dirham, includes the pavement of roads stretching 6 km, roadside parking slots, car parks for the existing mosques, street lighting network comprising 597 lighting poles all over the district, revamping & linking rainwater drainage network, protecting the existing utility works in the project area, road markings, traffic signals and artificial humps to ensure the safety of road users in the neighbourhood,” explained Al Tayer.

He continued: “In mid of September 2013, the RTA will open the internal roads project at Al Qouz 3, costing 21.732 million dirham. The Project, which has hit a completion rate of more than 65%, comprises the pavement of 8 km-long roads covering collector roads of 7 meters in width, local roads of 6.5 meters in width, roadside parking slots measuring 2.5 meters in width, lighting works, rainwater drainage services, traffic signage and road markings.”

“Work is up and running in constructing road works at Al Qouz 2 (Phase 1) where the completion rate is nearing 30% and the project is slated for opening by the end of December 2013. The Project, which has a cost tag of about 37.392 million dirham, comprises the construction of roads extending 11 km including single carriageways and dual carriageways, roadside parking slots, storm-water drainage network, sewage system, lighting works, road marking, traffic signals and all traffic safety means for road users,” elaborated RTA Chairman of the Board and Executive Director.

“The 5-Year Plan for Constructing Internal Roads in Dubai Emirate (2012 – 2016) spans about 16 districts where urbanization rates range from 20 to 80%, and the initial Phase I, costing about Dhs150m, covered five districts namely: Hatta, Al Qusais 3, Al Qouz 2, 3 and 4. Phase II, which started in 2013 costing about 140 million dirham, covers three residential districts namely: Al Muhaisna 2 and Al Barsha South 1 and 2. Phase III, which will start in 2014, covers Al Mamzar, Al Nahda 1, and Oud Mateena 2 costing about 130 million dirham. Phase IV, which will be kicked off in 2015, covers the construction of roads in 3 districts costing about 140 million dirham at Nad El Sheba 4, Oud Mateena 1 and Al Khawaneej 2. In Phase V, which will start in 2016, road construction works to the tune of 250 million dirham will be undertaken in 3 districts namely: Jebel Ali Industrial, Al Qusais Industrial 3, 4 and 5 in addition to Al Awir 1.

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