RTA awards Al Qouz road contracts

Contract award is part of Phase I of five year plan for construction of internal roads

Road works in the Al Quoz area have begun, the RTA has announced.

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The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai has awarded a construction contract worth $5.91mn for the construction of internal roads in Al Quoz Three and Four, it was announced on Saturday.

The contract award comes as part of Phase I of the RTA’s five year plan for the construction of internal roads in the emirate, Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA.

“This project is part of the 5-Year Plan (2012-2016) endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for paving internal roads in a number of Dubai residential areas at a total cost of about one billion dirham,” he said.

“Phase I of the Plan covers five residential areas namely: Hatta community, and Al Qusais 3 in addition to Al Qouz 2, 3 and 4,” explained Al Tayer.

“The Internal Roads Project at Al Qouz 3 and part of Al Qouz 4 comprises the construction of roads extending 9km, comprising of seven meter wide collector roads, and 6.5 meter-wide local roads along with roadside parking slots measuring 2.5 meters in width,” he added.

The five year plan covers the construction of internal roads in about 16 areas where urbanisation ranges from 20% to 80%, though there are drops in some areas to as low as 5%.

“Phase I of the Project, the cost of which is about $40.8mn, covers five residential communities namely: Hatta and Al Qusais 3 in addition to Al Qouz 2, 3 and 4,” said Al Tayer.

Phase II will start in 2013 and will cost about $38.1mn. It covers three residential districts: Muhaisna 2, and Al Barsha South 1 and 2. Phase III starts in 2014 and will cost $35.39mn, it covers Al Mamzar, Al Nahdah 1, and Oud Mateena 2.

“Phase IV, which starts in 2015, costing about $38.1mn, covers the construction of roads in 3 districts: Nad El Sheba 4, Oud Mateena 1, and Khawaneej 2. Phase V, which starts in 2016, costing $68mn, covers the construction of road projects in Jebel Ali Industrial Area 1, Al Qusais Industrial Areas 3, 4 & 5, and Al Awir 1,” he added.

The current project also includes the lighting works, stom-water drainage services, traffic signage and road marking. Work on the project was awarded to the Wade Adams company and will start by the end of this month. It is scheduled to take 300 days to complete.

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