Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed the construction of internal road networks in three residential areas, namely Al Quoz 2, Nad Al Sheba 2 and Al Barsha South 3 extending 37km in total.
Additionally, RTA has begun constructing internal roads and street lighting works in four new residential communities, namely Margham, Lahbab, Al Lesaily and Hatta. The project, which covers roads extending 37km in total, comprises roadworks over 21km and streetlight poles for existing roads stretching 16km. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, said: “The construction of internal roads at residential districts is a manifestation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, and the instructions of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, to upgrade the infrastructure of the residential neighbourhood. Such a drive is prompted by the need to cope with the needs of demographic and urban expansion and improve the wellbeing and happiness of people in the emirate.”
Al Quoz 2
“RTA completed the construction of a network of main roads extending 16km at Al Quoz 2 in the area between Al Khail and Meydan Roads. It carried out paving of roads along with infrastructure works that included a rainwater drainage network and street lighting. As such, the accessibility of Al Quoz 2 around the market complex and Al Quoz Pond Park will improve and serve about 3,000 residents,” said Al Tayer.
Al Barsha South 3
“Al Barsha South 3 project included the construction of internal roads extending 6.4km at the Mohammed bin Rashid Gardens, surrounded by Al Barsha South 2 to the North, Al Hebiah 1 and 4 to the South (Motor City and Sports City), Arjan to the East, and Al Barsha South 4 to the West. The construction also includes streetlights, car parks and bus stops,” added Al Tayer.
“The project facilitated the accessibility to the recently developed areas of Al Barsha South 3 to serve about 4,500 inhabitants. It improved the connectivity of the area by raising the capacity of entry/exit points of Hessa Street by 1,500 vehicles per hour. It also improved the connection with residential areas under construction, such as the existing road network of Arjan, which eased the movement to and from Umm Suqeim Street as well as the roads network of Al Barsha South 2,” he added.
Nad Al Sheba 2
“At Nad Al Sheba 2, RTA completed the construction of internal roads extending 12km, as well as parallel parking, streetlights and rainwater drainage system and a sewage network. The project improved the traffic flow and public safety and eased the entry/exit points of the area. Connecting roads were paved to serve all land plots in the area, and two new entry/exit points for Nad Al Hamar Street were constructed to enhance the link with the neighbourhood,” explained Al Tayer.
Four new residential districts
Al Tayer also confirmed that RTA had begun constructing internal roads and street lights in four new residential communities, namely Margham, Lahbab, Al Lesaily and Hatta.
“The project at Margham covers the construction of roads extending 8km in an area situated on the Dubai-Al Ain Road, near Skydive Dubai. The project will serve more than 1,100 residents of the neighbourhood. At Lahbab, the project entails paving roads extending 4km along with infrastructure works of rainwater drainage and streetlights. The scope of the project also covers lighting works of the existing streets extending 2km at the Dubai-Hatta Road beside Lahbab Camel Race Track,” stated Al Tayer.
“The internal roads at Al Lesaily span 7km. The project consists of constructing street lights of the existing streets at Saih Assalam (near the Last Exit and Al Qudra Lake) spanning more than 14km. The project will serve about 2,900 residents of the neighbourhood. At Hatta, the project covers the construction of roads extending 2km at Sa’aeer, Al Salami and Suhaila in addition to infrastructure works that include rainwater drainage and streetlights,” concluded Al Tayer.