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Nakheel lauds RTA collaboration as $108m Dubai road drives on

Nakheel and Dubai's RTA have co-funded a multi-phase road project that runs parallel to International City

RTA opened Phase 1 of its road expansion project on 14 July.
RTA opened Phase 1 of its road expansion project on 14 July.

Nakheel has thanked the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) for its cooperation on a multi-phase highway expansion at International City, Dubai.

RTA opened new highway improvements to Al Awir Road on Saturday, 14 July, as part of a Phase 1 expansion partly-funded by master developer Nakheel.

Nakheel paid $54.7m (AED201m) to finance a series of road projects, including the widening of highways and construction of new interchanges and junctions around Dragon City, International City, and Warsan Village. 

The total cost of the International City road development project is $108m (AED400m).

READ: $46m Dragon City expansion racing ahead in Dubai

The project was undertaken to ease traffic congestion with the number of vehicles set to raise as work for the Dragon Mart mall extension motors forward.

Phase 2 expansion of Al Awir Road is already in motion. Work includes improvements to Al Manama Street, improving its intersection with Warsan Street, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, and the intersection for the main entrance to International City.

This expansion will see roads widened to make room for more lanes in each direction as RTA looks to ease traffic congestion in the area.

Nakheel said traffic reports suggested the number of vehicles moving in and out of area every day stood at 182,000. As this figure is expected to rise amid expansion of Dragon City Mall, Nakheel praised RTA for its support for the road expansion, which the develop said was vital to ongoing developments for International City.

“We thank RTA for its ongoing cooperation and support for transport links at our communities," said Nakheel chairman, Ali Rashid Lootah.

"This project is essential to the overall, long-term master plan at International City, bringing major benefits to existing residents, business owners and visitors in the short term, and paving the way for the future growth of the area."

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