Roadworks may lead to road closures in some Dubai areas

Motorists in some residential areas across the emirate could be faced with several roads closures as part of an ongoing Roads and Transportation Authority (RTA) project to develop the road network.
As part of the RTA’s five-year internal roads project new routes have been added in Hatta, Al Quoz 2, 3 and 4, Al Qusais 3, Al Khawaneej 1, as well as Al Barsha 1, 2 and 3. Jaime Puebla / The National
As part of the RTA’s five-year internal roads project new routes have been added in Hatta, Al Quoz 2, 3 and 4, Al Qusais 3, Al Khawaneej 1, as well as Al Barsha 1, 2 and 3. Jaime Puebla / The National

DUBAI // Motorists in some residential areas across the emirate could be faced with several roads closures as part of an ongoing Roads and Transportation Authority (RTA) project to develop the road network.

So far 193km of roads in nine residential areas in the emirate have been completed, said the RTA.

As part of the RTA’s five-year internal roads project new routes have been added in Hatta, Al Quoz 2, 3 and 4, Al Qusais 3, Al Khawaneej 1, as well as Al Barsha 1, 2 and 3.

This initial phase of the plan cost Dh150 million but more new roads are to be added next year in Nad El Sheba 4, Oud Mateena 1 and Al Khawaneej 2.

The final sixth phase of the plan begins in 2016 and will include Jebel Ali Industrial 1, Al Qusais Industrial 3, 4 and 5 in addition to Al Awir 1.

A new Dh118 million contract for new roads in Mamzar, Nahda 1 have also been announced by Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA.

“The internal roads construction project at Al Mamzar and Al Nahda 1 underscores RTA’s commitment to construct and upgrade the infrastructural works such as roads, lighting, and rainwater drainage system at residential districts,” he said.

The new project will see the construction of single and dual carriageways, improvement of the existing roads network in those areas, as well as designating areas for car parks.

The existing ones will be streamlined and 10 new locations will be turned into parallel parking.

New traffic signs will be erected at Amman Road to improve traffic flow at the entrances and exits of Al Nahda 1 along with directional signs, road markings and traffic signage. The project also see new directional signage, lighting works for all internal roads in the area, storm water drainage system, sewage drainage system and protecting the existing utility lines.

Construction work is expected to start next January and last around 18 months, said Mr Al Tayer.

“The 5-Year Plan (2012- 2016) for constructing internal roads in residential communities in Dubai spans about 16 districts where urbanization rate ranges from 20per cent to 80 per cent but in some areas it is as low as 5 per cent,” he added.

Work is also currently ongoing in Al Muhaisna 2 and Al Barsha South 1 and 2, Al Mamzar, Al Nahda 1, and Oud Mateena 2.

nhanif@thenational.ae

Published: December 20, 2014 04:00 AM

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