RTA awards $32mn roads contract
by Gavin Gibbon
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a $32mn (AED118mn) contract for the construction of internal roads at Al Mamzar and Al Nahda.
The deal is part of Phase 3 of the five-year plan (2012-2016) endorsed by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for constructing internal roads in a number of residential neighbourhoods in the Emirate of Dubai costing about one billion dirham.
"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, to meet the needs of demographic & urban expansion in the Emirate and make people happier," said H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the Board and executive director of the RTA.
The new project comprises the construction of single and dual carriageways, improvement of the existing roads network in those areas, designating areas for car parks and streamlining the existing ones, and transforming 10 new locations into parallel parking.
A new traffic sign will be erected at Amman Road to streamline the traffic flow at the entrances and exits of Al Nahda 1 along with directional sign, road markings and suitable traffic signage to ensure the provision of all means of traffic safety for road users.
The project also includes the construction of all required directional signage, lighting works for all internal roads in the area, storm water drainage system, sewage drainage system and protecting the existing utility lines.
The company undertaking the project will start construction works next January and will take about 18 month to complete the project.
"The RTA has completed construction of several internal road projects as part of the five-year-plan including the construction of roads in nine residential areas stretching 193km covering Hatta, Al Quoz 2, 3 & 4, Al Qusais 3, Al Khawaneej 1, in addition to Al Barsha 1, 2 & 3.