Waiting time at Dubai traffic signals slashed


By Majorie van Leijen  www.emirates247.com

The average waiting time for traffic signals in certain areas in the emirate has been improved, said the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

The improvements came as a result of a study analysing the traffic flow at some intersections and the carrying out of amendments where needed.

“The implementation phase of the project has come to an end, and in certain areas the traffic signals have been synchronised with the traffic requirements.

“This was the case areas such as Al Nahda, Deira, and Bur Dubai area in addition to Al Wasl Road and Juemirah Beach Road, commented Maitha bin Adai, CEO of the Traffic and Roads Agency (TRA) at the RTA.

At major intersections in Dubai the approximate time a road user waits in front of a traffic signal is 54,7 seconds on average, bin Adai explained.

“After the synchronisation of traffic signals this rate was improved significantly in some areas. In Nahda and in Jumeirah this rate was improved by 14%, while Deira saw an improvement with 16%.” More info