60% to 70% of construction works have been completed on internal roads spanning 34.4km in three residential districts – namely Al Quoz 2, Nad Al Sheba 2 and Al Barsha South 3, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.
In a statement, the RTA said that the construction of the internal roads at residential areas is a manifestation of the execution of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, and the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, to improve the infrastructure of the residential neighbourhoods. It also explained the improvements have been prompted to cope with the needs of demographic and urban expansion and to improve the wellbeing and happiness of people in the emirate.
“About 70% of the road, streetlighting and rainwater drainage works are completed at Al Quoz 2 situated between Al Khail Road and Meydan Road,” said HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority.
In April 2022, the RTA unveiled a five-year sustainability plan that aligned with several UAE strategies such as the UAE Green Development Strategy 2030, and the UAE Centennial 2071.
He added, “The project includes the construction of a network of main roads extending 16km, pavements, rainwater drainage network and street-lighting. It will improve the accessibility to various locations within Al Quoz 2 area, such as the market complex and Al Quoz Lake Park, and serves about 3,000 residents. It will also improve the entry of the area and step up the capacity to 1,250 vehicles per hour at the entry/exit point from Al Meydan Road. It will enhance the connectivity with the residential area under development along with surrounding roads such as Al Khail Road.”
He added the completion rate of internal roads at Al Barsha South 3, extending about 6.4km has reached 65%. The project is situated at the Mohammed bin Rashid Gardens and is surrounded by Al Barsha South 2 to the North, Al Hebiah 1 and 4 to the South (Motor City and Sports City), Arjan to the East, and Al Barsha South 4 to the West. Other elements include streetlights, car parks and bus stops.
The project will facilitate accessibility to the recently developed areas of Al Barsha South 3 to serve about 4,500 inhabitants. It will improve the connectivity of the area by raising the capacity of entry/exit points of Hessa Street by 1,500 vehicles per hour. It will also enhance connectivity with residential districts under construction, such as the existing road network of Arjan, which will ease the movement to and from Umm Suqeim St as well as the roads network of Al Barsha South 2.
In May, the RTA said it planned to extend dedicated bus and taxi lanes in Dubai over a five-year period.
“The completion of internal roads at Nad Al Sheba 2 has touched 60%. The project works include internal roads extending 12km, parallel parking, streetlights, rainwater drainage system and sewage network. Works also include assessing the condition of internal roads stretching 27km from engineering, traffic safety and drainage of rainwater perspectives,” Al Tayer commented.
He concluded, “This residential community is bordered by three main roads: Dubai–Al Ain Road to the West, Nad Al Hamar Street to the East and South, and Al Manama Street to the North. The road enhancements aim to improve the traffic flow and public safety and ease the entry/exit points of the area. Connecting roads will be paved to serve all land plots in the area, and two new entry/exit points for Al Manama and Nad Al Hamar Streets will be constructed to enhance the link with the neighbourhood.”
In January, the RTA opened Dubai’s $1.4bn Infinity Bridge, the six-lane bridge is a key component of the Al Shindagha Corridor Project.
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