Project is part of the $354m Hatta Master Development Plan
The Roads and Transport Authority has announced that it will be constructing a strategic road linking Dubai with Hatta via Lehbab, at a cost of $14.7 million.
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, said that the project would be developed in coordination with the Ministry of Infrastructure Development.
The road development project is part of the $353.9 million Hatta Master Development Plan which was approved by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, earlier this month.
“Over the next two years, RTA would also design & construct residential roads at Makan community and crushers area at Hatta costing about $4.08 million. RTA is currently designing gates featuring a design inspired by traditional architecture for constructing at the entrances of Hatta.
“The construction of the first Gate would finish in the first half of 2017. RTA would continue improvement works in the infrastructure and services relating to roads and transport in support of future development plans at Hatta,” said Al Tayer.
He added that the RTA was keen on improving the roads network to meet the needs of demographic and urban expansion, which has resulted in rising traffic volumes that require measures to streamline traffic movement.
Furthermore, the RTA will also improve mass transit modes in Dubai emirate, developing integrated solutions of roads and marine transport systems that match comprehensive development plans and encourage future development.
“Over the past years RTA has delivered a series of road projects at Hatta with a total length of 150 lane-kilometer to serve the development of Hatta and linking it with the neighbourhood. RTA has also requalified Jeema Dam and undertaken maintenance works for Jeema Al Fai Road. It has also constructed about 50% of roads leading to main farms to facilitate the movement of people,” Al Tayer added.
“In the field of transport, RTA provided a transport station to serve riders using buses between Hatta and Dubai, especially as the service is used by about 250 thousand riders per annum.
“An office has been opened to run taxi services in the area, and working is currently progressing in deploying taxis to lift cases that do not require an ambulance from Hatta Hospital to Dubai Hospital.”