RTA completes preventive maintenance of sidewalks spanning 80,000 m2 across Dubai in 2023 – UAE


In line with its standing commitment to uphold the highest standards of asset sustainability, enhance customers’ happiness, and foster well-being, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) carried out extensive sidewalk maintenance works across the emirate. The project, which is undertaken under the Preventive Maintenance Plan 2023, spanned more than 80,000 square metres, encompassing residential, tourist, commercial, economic, and coastal areas all over Dubai. 

The maintenance works undertaken covered several types of sidewalks for pedestrians, crosswalks, service roads, and combined use (pedestrians and cyclists). The scope also covered addressing sidewalks that had suffered from subsidence, erosion, damage, or the loss of tiles due to improper use or environmental impacts.

Engineer Hussein Al-Banna, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency, RTA, said, “The completion of sidewalk maintenance works is part of RTA’s broader strategy aimed to preserve street assets, and ensure the durability, safety, and sustainability while maintaining the aesthetic  look of the city. The project enhances the safety of pedestrians and sidewalk users in line with top-class standards worldwide, thus contributing to the fruition of RTA’s vision: The World Leader in Seamless and Sustainable Mobility.

“RTA is always keen to use sophisticated maintenance technologies to facilitate a comprehensive asset monitoring and management process and enhance the sustainability of all elements of Dubai’s road infrastructure. The project ensures the structural conditions of road assets and the highest safety of road users —a top priority for the RTA, given the rapid urban expansion and development seen by the emirate. Thus, it contributes to achieving the ultimate objective of fostering well-being for both residents and visitors of Dubai,” commented Al Banna.

“RTA intends to raise the scope of its preventive maintenance work on sidewalks across the city by at least 10% for the current year, 2024, compared to the previous year. The plan covers sidewalk maintenance works at Al Wuheida, Al Khabisi, Al Twar 2, Al Sufouh 1, 2nd December Street, and the cycling track on Jumeirah Street. Maintenance works will also be carried out on sidewalks on Al Rigga and, Al Muraqabat roads cycling tracks in Dubai Marina, intersections along Jumeirah Street, and the service sidewalks on Sheikh Zayed Road. RTA is keen to continue addressing all necessary safety measures to ensure the safe and smooth flow of pedestrian traffic during the sidewalk maintenance and rehabilitation works across the emirate.

Source: Al-Bayan newspaper

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