Municipality of Abu Dhabi City completes internal roads network at Khalifa City (B)Apr 28, 2012 - 08:14 -
WAM Abu Dhabi, 28 April 2012 (WAM): The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has completed the construction of the initial phase of the Internal Roads Project in 27 Sectors of Khalifa City (B), at a cost of AED 441 million. The Project has been undertaken under the strategy of the Municipality to keep abreast of the urban development and growth, address the needs of the current and projected demographic expansion, and ensure the construction of advanced roads and transport networks to keep pace with the phenomenal expansion seen by the city manifested in the sprawling network of roads, bridges and tunnels; which will definitely contribute to attaining the highest efficiency level of roads network across Abu Dhabi.
The project works comprised the construction and improvement of dual carriageways extending 24 km and single carriageways extending 120 km, construction of 800 parking slots and car entry points for 2850 residential land plots, revamping rainwater drainage networks for the entire roads extending 137 km, and installation of full street lighting network comprising the installation of 4380 lighting poles along with the associated power distribution stations.
Works also included upgrading water recharging network for all sectors, fitting of additional fire-fighting nozzles to keep pace with the fast urbanization rate of the area, and boosting the capacity of the power feed grid in the area.
The Municipality focused on improving and enhancing storm water drainage system to bring it at par with the international specifications and standards in a way enabling the benefit from such water instead of leaving it on streets.
It is noteworthy that the Khalifa City B is situated at the south east part of the capital and has a strategic dimension as it is located between the capital and the new development projects such as Al Raha Beach, Mohammed bin Zayed City, and Al Shamkha South, besides its proximity to Abu Dhabi International Airport. During the construction of the City's layout, the Municipality assigned due consideration to the provision of all services and facilities as well as the future needs of population such as parks, gardens, mosques, health care centers, schools, nurseries, police stations, civil defence, water and electricity, telecommunication and petrol stations.
The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City is always keen on having a high capacity and state-of-the-art infrastructure at residential areas and citizens land plots, and attended to setting up integrated residential districts comprising all services and facilities. In this regard the Municipality has accomplished several vital road and bridge projects in different areas of Abu Dhabi Emirate such as Sheikh Zayed Bridge and Al Mafraq Interchange.
The Municipality is also working on the construction of other road projects within the capital and metropolitan area; which are bound, upon completion, to ease the traffic flow, alleviate tailbacks on key streets of the city, and ensure safe transit of all road users in a highly efficient environment. Such projects are undertaken as part of the Municipality's endeavours to improve the life patterns in the city, enhance the economic '&' social development drive, and improve the quality of services in offer within the capital.