Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority said on Saturday it had completed road construction works in 16 residential districts at a cost of Dhs835m with the latest to open next month.
The works will see new internal roads open at Al Mamzar and Al Nahda 1 open in April – at a cost of Dhs118m, RTA director general and chairman Mattar Al Tayer said.
They include the construction of single-lane and dual carriageway streets over a 20km stretch, the revamping of existing roads, the providing of 30 parking spots and new lighting, signage, ground marking and traffic signals on Amman Street to streamline traffic flow at the entrance and exits of Nahda 1
Work is also underway on roads in Nad Al Sheba 4 that are set to be completed by the end of this year at a cost of Dhs89m.
The projects are part of a Dhs1bn five-year plan to meet the city’s population needs and expansion requirements.
The RTA’s recent projects have included Dhs61m of internal roads in Al Qusais 3, Al Quoz 4 and Hatta in 2013, Dhs33m of roads in Al Quoz 2 and 3, Khawneej 1, and Al Barsha 1, 2 and 3 in 2014 and Dhs157m of roads in Al Warqaa 1, 2, 3 and 4 in 2015.
The authority also completed roads at Muhaisna 2 and Oud Mateena 2 last year at a cost of Dhs164m.
Last year, the RTA awarded contracts for the second phase of the parallel roads project in Business Bay worth Dhs335m.