RTA awards contract for construction of internal roads across four communities

The project covers roads extending 37km in total and is expected to be completed by the end of 2023

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract for the construction of internal roads and lighting for four residential communities: Margham, Lahbab, Al Lesaily and Hatta.

In a statement, the RTA said that the project, which covers roads extending 37km in total, also includes road works running over 21km long and adding streetlights for existing roads stretching 16km. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

Announcing the contracts, Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA said: “The construction of internal roads stems from RTA’s keenness to improve the infrastructure of roads, light and stormwater drainage systems in residential communities.”

In May 2022, the RTA announced plans to extend dedicated bus and taxi lanes over a five-year period.

On the Margham project, Al Tayer said the project covers the construction of roads extending 8km in an area on the Dubai-Al Ain Road, near Skydive Dubai. The infrastructure works include rainwater drainage networks and streetlights. It will serve more than 1,100 residents of the neighbourhood, he added.

Commenting on the Lahbab project, he said it involves paving roads extending 4km along with infrastructure works of rainwater drainage and streetlights. The project scope also covers lighting works of the existing streets extending 2km on the Dubai-Hatta Road beside the Lahbab Camel Racetrack.

“The project serves more than 3,000 residents and improves the linking of the residential area under construction with the roads network,” he explained.

In early August 2022, the Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Corridor Improvement Project was 75% complete, the RTA said.

On the Al Lesaily project, Al Tayer pointed out that the internal roads span 7km. “The project includes road works at Saih Assalam near Last Exit and Al Qudra Lake over more than 14km – the project serves about 2,900 residents and improves the entry/exit points of the area,” he noted.

For the Hatta project, the RTA chief said the project covers the construction of roads extending 2km at Hatta, specifically at Sa’aeer, Al Salami and Suhaila, in addition to infrastructure works that include rainwater drainage and streetlights.

“This will serve about 6,000 residents and improves the entry/exit points as well as the connection of the residential community under construction with the road network,” he concluded.

Late in August 2022, the RTA said that 55% of construction work at the Falcon Interchange improvement project was complete.

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