Dubai awards key internal road project

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Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it has awarded a contract for an internal roads project at Al Barsha area of the emirate.

Al Barsha South 2 will complement the initial phase of internal roads construction project at South 1 – both of which together cost Dh100 million ($27.22 million), said a statement from RTA.

The project is part of the five-year plan for the building of internal roads in a number of residential communities in Dubai at a total cost of about Dh1 billion ($27.2 million), stated Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA.

Work on the 16-km internal road network at Al Barsha South 2 will start this month, he added.

The scope of work includes road repair, rainwater drainage system, improvements of electricity and water networks, street lights using LED (light-emitting diode) light technology, and the construction of public parking areas for schools and mosques.

According to Al Tayer, the construction works on the initial phase of the project at Al Barsha South 1 have almost been completed.

The project covered the construction of roads stretching 60 km (49 km as internal roads and 11 km as main roads).

“Project works included the provision of an additional entry point to Al Barsha South 1 from Umm Suqeim Road, and an additional entry point to Al Barsha South 2 from Hessa Road in addition to roadside parking slots of 2.5-m length, street light using LED lights, rainwater drainage systems, and other utility works,” added Al Tayer.

According to him, over the past few years, the RTA had completed the construction of internal roads in 13 residential communities at a cost of about Dh552 million ($150 million).

Work on internal roads in five residential areas costing about Dh319 million ($86.85 million) is currently underway, said Al Tayer.

RTA, he stated, will be releasing a tender for constructing internal roads at Al Khawaneej 2 and Nad Al Sheba 4.

In 2016, RTA will undertake internal road projects in five residential districts namely Al Aweer 1, and Jebel Ali Industrial, in addition to Al Qusais Industrial Areas 3, 4 and 5

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