RTA plans 16 months of road works in Al Barsha
Internal roads and lighting works will stretch 116km
The head of Dubai’s RTA has explained that it has commenced construction of 116km of roads and lighting in the Al Barsha district of the city.
The network of new roads will be spread through Al Barsha 1, 2 and 3, reaching Sheikh Zayed Road to the east, Al Khail Road to the west, Umm Suqeim Road to the north and Street 331 at the South.
Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the RTA explained that the total construction area covers an area of 1,300ha and comprises internal roads and lighting works spanning 116 km. Construction of new roads will extend 56 km with a further 50km including improvements to existing roads.
With the project contractor already on board, the roads will be constructed in four phases and are scheduled to be completed by the first half of 2014.
Earlier this year, property developer Asteco revealed that property prices in the area were being hit by poor access and links for residents.
“The importance of the project is highlighted by the remarkable urbanisation rate which clocked 85% in the area and the sprouting of malls and commercial centres,” said Al Tayer.
He added that the construction of new road projects at residential areas stemmed from the determination of the RTA to improve roads network to cope with the requirements of demographic growth and expansion in the Emirate.