Project will focus on building roads for key residential areas, Mattar Al Tayer says
The Roads and Transport Authority has begun preparations to roll out the next phase of Dubai’s major transport infrastructure initiative, said the chairman and executive director, Mattar Al Tayer.
The project will focus on building roads for key residential areas, he said. Al Tayer added that for the last six years, the Dubai government had been channelled funds earmarked for transport infrastructure into projects that will improve the connectivity between the emirate’s primary transport centres and boost its road networks.
“While RTA’s future plans still include major additions to Dubai’s road network in terms of adding new creek crossings and developing major interchanges and road corridors, our priority is to provide roads within main residential areas,” he said.
“For this purpose, we have received government approval of Dh1bn ($272.2m) to develop roads in 16 residential areas in the coming five years.”