Dubai's RTA approves $8.2m Hatta road contract
The road will be developed in Makan Community by RTA, which will also begin the construction of Hatta Gate "in the new future", the agency's director-general said
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced it had awarded a road-building contract in Hatta.
Spanning 8km, the $8.2m (AED30m) road will be developed in Makan Community within a period of seven months.
The contract is part of the $354m (AED1.3bn) Hatta Comprehensive Development Plan, endorsed by the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, director-general of RTA, said the project includes the construction of internal roads, car parks, pavements, and street lighting in Makan Community, which includes 346 houses developed by Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment.
Al Tayer said the project would ease traffic flow and people mobility in Hatta.
Commenting on RTA's future plans for Hatta, Al Tayer added: "In the near future, RTA will embark on the construction of the Hatta Gate project, which will add a touch of beauty to the entrance to Hatta.
"Hatta Gate boasts a unique design that reflects the identity of Hatta and its natural surroundings."
Al Tayer said Hatta Gate's design reflected the topography of the area, with successive columns of different configurations being used to depict Hatta's scenery.
"With its high vertical shape, which symbolises the towering mountains of Hatta, the project seeks to create unforgettable memories for visitors," Al Tayer explained.
"RTA intends to undertake a series of projects in Hatta in collaboration with the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, including the construction of a road linking Dubai with Hatta through Lehbab, at an estimated cost of $14.7m (AED54m)."
Al Tayer said RTA would design and construct residential roads at the Crushers Area in Hatta, and upgrade the area's infrastructure, roads, and transit services to ensure they align with the future development plans of the area.
The roads agency's previous projects in Hatta include a 150km road linking it with neighbouring areas, in addition to the rehabilitation of Jima Dam, and the maintenance of Jima-Fay Road, Dubai Media Office reported.