Nakheel says to add link roads for fast-growing Dubai community

Developer to improve access, traffic flow in and out of Jumeirah Village Circle which will host 300,000 residents when completed
Nakheel says to add link roads for fast-growing Dubai community
By Staff writer
Fri 22 Jan 2016 10:05 AM

Residents at Jumeirah Village Circle in Dubai will have easier access to the community via three new link roads that will open later this year, master developer Nakheel has confirmed.

Nakheel said in a statement that it has awarded a contract for AED18.5 million ($5 million) to construct the new JVC access points, which will improve traffic flow and reduce journey times at one of Dubai's fastest-growing communities.

Nakheel said it has appointed UAE-based DX Contracting and National Gulf Construction to jointly deliver the new roads. Work will begin in February, with anticipated completion in the third quarter of 2016.

A Nakheel spokesman said: "Around 20,000 people currently live in JVC, but this rapidly-growing mixed-use development will accommodate some 300,000 people when complete. The new road links will enhance JVC in both the short and long term by tackling the immediate needs of residents and addressing the future needs of the community as it expands."

Nakheel has delivered more than 700 villas at JVC, with over 265 buildings, villas and townhouses by third party developers either complete or under construction. A further 239 residential, commercial and hospitality buildings by sub-developers are currently in design stage.

JVC will also be home to The Circle Mall, Nakheel's new shopping, dining and entertainment hub, with 235 shops, cafes and restaurants and a multi-screen cinema. Construction will begin this year.

Jumeirah Village Circle also features 33 landscaped parks, spanning more than four million square feet in total.

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