Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that 80% of work on the 77km long Al Khawaneej 2 Internal Roads Project has been completed.
In a statement, the RTA said that the project is being undertaken under the five-year plan endorsed by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, for building internal roads in several Dubai residential areas.
The project covers the construction of an internal road network stretching 77km, comprising of 68km of single carriageways and 9km of collector dual carriageways, the statement added.
Works include road construction and infrastructure works such as rainwater drainage inspection chambers, along with improvements in electricity, water, and streetlight networks.
On the project progress, RTA Director-General and Chairman Mattar Al Tayer said: “The contractor has completed 86% of asphalt works extending 67 km, including improvements of electricity, water and telecommunication networks.”
“Also 60% of streetlight installation works, and 85% of rainwater drainage inspection chambers works have been completed and linked to the main network,” stated Al Tayer.
“Earlier this year, RTA opened Sama Al Jadaf and Oud Mateena 1 Internal Road Projects. Sama Al Jadaf Project covered constructing roads extending 12 km and linking them with the main roads in the surrounds such as Al Khail Road southwards, and Sheikh Rashid Street northwards. RTA also constructed two signalised junctions and streetlight works,” he noted.
Al Tayer pointed out that Oud Al Mateena 1 Internal Roads Project covered the construction of internal roads for the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment project and linking them with the surrounding roads network.
The project ensures a smooth and safe entry and exit of roads users to nearby areas. Works also included streetlights, roadside parking and pedestrian pavements, stated Al Tayer.
According to him, over the past two years, RTA had completed internal road projects at Nad Al Sheba 4 and Hatta including 56 km of roads (50 km of roads at District 282 of Nad Al Sheba 4, and 6 km of roads at District 618 of Nad Al Sheba 1).
The project covered utility works such as street-lighting, and rainwater drainage systems.
The internal roads project at Makan Community, Hatta constitutes of 346 houses built by the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Est, included the construction of 8 km internal roads, car parks, pavements and street-lighting, he added.