Dubai: RTA completes $227m worth of internal roads

Internal roadworks worth $227.3m (AED835m) have been completed across 16 neighbourhoods in Dubai, the emirate's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed.

Roads at Al Mamzar and Al Nahda 1, worth $32.1m (AED118m), will be inaugurated in April 2017.

Meanwhile, roadworks worth $14.2m (AED89m), due for completion by the end of this year, are also underway at Nad Al Sheba 4.

These projects form part of a $272.2bn (AED1bn) five-year plan endorsed by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Remarking on the developments, HE Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the board of executive directors at RTA, said: "Next month, RTA will open the internal roads project at Al Mamzar and Nahda 1, which comprises 4 districts: North and South of Cairo Street (District 134), and North and South of Baghdad Street (District 231).

"The project covers the construction single-lane and dual carriageway streets over a 20km stretch, revamping all existing roads network in the area, and providing 30 parking slots. Project works also include the installation of a new light signal on Amman Street to streamline the flow of traffic in the entries and exits of Nahda 1 along with directional signage, ground markings, and appropriate traffic signals to ensure the provision of all traffic safety means for road users.

"Works also include lighting of all internal roads, full rainwater and sewage networks, protection of the existing utility lines, and conduits for future utility lines," Al Tayer added, according to Dubai Media Office.

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