RTA's Intelligent Traffic Systems project in Dubai 65% complete

112 dynamic messaging signs will be built across Dubai's main road networks to boost road mobility in the city

RTA is developing smart road networks.
RTA is developing smart road networks.

Dubai’s Road Transport and Authority (RTA) confirmed that work on its Intelligent Traffic Systems expansion project – which involves the construction of 112 dynamic messaging signs (DMS) on Dubai’s main road networks – had reached 65%. 

RTA said the project aimed to expand the coverage of Intelligent Traffic Systems on Dubai roads from 11% to 60%, and would help cut the time required to detect accidents and congestion build-ups on roads.

The Intelligent Traffic Systems expansion project comprises of five phases starting with the installation of DMS and traffic monitoring and data capturing systems.

This involves the installation of 116 cameras, 100 incidents detection systems, 114-transit time and speed computing devices, and 17 road weather information systems.

RTA said the project aligned with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as part of efforts to introduce smart technologies to ease people mobility in Dubai.

Commenting on the development, RTA’s director-general and chairman of its board of executive directors, HE Mattar Al Tayer, said: “The signs will furnish motorists with instant information about road conditions such as congestions, accidents, and traffic safety messages. There are two types of signs depending on road classification, number of lanes and traffic volumes. 

“The first type of signs are those installed on roadsides, while the second are large signs that cover entire road lanes.

"RTA has finished installing 18 panels and work is being carried out to complete the remaining panels according to the project schedule.”

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