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Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced Wednesday that it has completed the construction work of the internal roads and streetlighting project at Margham, Lehbab, Al Lesaili, and Hatta.

The project is spread over 38 kilometers, including 18 km of roadwork and 17 km of existing streets that consist of the addition of lighting poles. Furthermore, RTA has started additional road work at Lehbab and Al Lesaili.

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, said that the internal roads project was executed under the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council.

According to Al Tayer, this project was launched to "address the needs of demographic growth and urban expansion of residential areas as well as Dubai countryside and rural areas to foster the well-being of residents of the emirate," WAM reported.

The Margham project "covers the construction of roads extending 5 km in an area along Dubai-Al Ain Road, near Skydive Dubai. Works include road pavements, rainwater drainage networks, and streetlights. The project serves more than 1100 residents of the neighborhood," he said.

The Lehbab project involves paving roads for 4 km, along with installing rainwater drainage and streetlights. Additionally, the project includes lighting works for existing streets extending 2 km along the Dubai-Hatta Road near Lehbab Camels' Racetrack.

This project benefits over 3,000 residents and enhances connectivity between the residential area under construction and the road network.

The internal road construction in Al Lesaili covers a distance of 7 km. It also involves installing street lighting along the existing roads near Saih Assalam, Last Exit, and Al Qudra Lakes, totaling 7 km. This project serves around 2,900 residents and enhances the entry and exit points of the area.

The Hatta project involves building roads for 2 km in Suhaila, Hatta, along with infrastructure works such as rainwater drainage and streetlights. It benefits around 6,000 residents and enhances both the entry/exit points and the connection of the newly developed residential community with the road network.

Last month, RTA awarded AED 700 million worth of projects for the improvement of Al Khail Road to ensure smooth traffic on the road.