RTA to construct $14.7mn Dubai-Hatta road

A $14.7mn road linking Dubai to Hatta via Lehbab will be constructed in coordination with the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and RTA

Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

As part of the Hatta Master Development Plan, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the development of a road linking Dubai with Hatta via Lehbab, costing about $14.7mn (AED54mn).

Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said that RTA, in coordination with the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, would construct the strategic road link.

He added: “Over the next two years, RTA would also design and construct residential roads at [the] Makan community and crushers area at Hatta costing about $4.08mn (AED15mn)."

RTA is currently designing gates inspired by traditional architecture for constructing the entrances of Hatta.

The construction of the first gate will 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 Hatta's future development plans.

Al Tayer said: “RTA is keen on improving roads network to meet the needs of demographic and urban expansion resulting in rising traffic volumes that require measures to streamline the traffic movement in various part of Dubai emirate.

“Over the past years RTA has delivered a series of road projects at Hatta with a total length of 150 lane-kilometre 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,” he added. 

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