Dubai RTA an­nounces $160 mil­lion ex­pan­sion of smart traf­fic sys­tems

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The Roads and Trans­port Au­thor­ity (RTA) in Dubai has an­nounced plans for a $160 mil­lion project to ex­pand its smart traf­fic sys­tems. The project en­tails up­grad­ing and ex­pand­ing the smart traf­fic sys­tems in

Dubai by pro­vid­ing an in­te­grated in­fras­truc­ture and traf­fic man­age­ment sys­tem to re­duce traf­fic bot­tle­necks and ac­ci­dents, im­prove the safety for road users, and ease per­sonal mo­bil­ity.

Mat­tar Al Tayer, di­rec­tor gen­eral and chair­man of the board of ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tors, RTA, said: “This project is one of the key de­liv­er­ables of RTA’S In­no­va­tion Lab, Masar 2030. It en­com­passes the de­sign and con­struc­tion of an in­te­grated in­fras­truc­ture for Dubai smart traf­fic sys­tems, and the con­struc­tion of a new Traf­fic Con­trol Cen­tre at Al Bar­sha. It en­vis­ages in­creas­ing the smart sys­tem cov­er­age of Dubai roads from the present 11% to 60%.”

“The project will also cut the time of de­tect­ing ac­ci­dents and con­ges­tion build up and, ac­cord­ingly, ac­cel­er­ate re­sponse times. It will also pro­vide in­stant traf­fic in­for­ma­tion to the pub­lic about road net­works via new vari­able mes­sag­ing Signs and smart apps. It will fur­ther step up the man­age­ment of traf­fic move­ment at ma­jor events such as Expo 2020,” he added.

The project will be com­peted in the fol­low­ing five stages: the first stage will cover traf­fic mon­i­tor­ing and data cap­tur­ing sys­tems such as cam­eras, ve­hi­cle de­tec­tion de­vices, blue­tooth de­vices and weather sen­sors. The sec­ond stage will see in­stal­la­tion of 112 sign boards to pro­vide in­stant, dy­namic mes­sages to driv­ers about road con­di­tions, and the third stage will cover the in­fras­truc­ture such as civil works, fi­bre op­tic lines, and elec­tric­ity distri­bu­tion net­works. The scope of these works in­volves the ex­ten­sion of lines span­ning over 400 km. The fourth stage will cover the ad­vanced cen­tral traf­fic sys­tem to sup­port de­ci­sion-mak­ing, en­sure an au­to­matic re­sponse, and en­able the in­te­gra­tion with de­vices at sites as well as other traf­fic cen­tres and op­er­a­tions sys­tems. The fifth stage will in­volve the con­struc­tion of the traf­fic con­trol cen­tre at Al Bar­sha South to ac­com­mo­date the pro­jected in­crease in the cur­rent and fu­ture smart traf­fic sys­tems.

The new traf­fic con­trol cen­tre to be con­structed in Al Bar­sha South Dubai.

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