Dubai Government announces major sidewalk maintenance

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has embarked on an extensive sidewalk maintenance initiative covering over 80,000 square meters throughout the emirate.

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The Preventive Maintenance Plan 2023 executes this endeavor, encompassing diverse areas such as residential, tourist, commercial, economic, and coastal zones across Dubai.

The maintenance efforts undertaken by the RTA encompass various types of sidewalks catering to pedestrians, crosswalks, service roads, and combined-use paths for pedestrians and cyclists. This comprehensive approach addresses issues such as subsidence, erosion, damage, or tile loss due to misuse or environmental factors.

Hussein Al-Banna, CEO of the Traffic and Roads Agency at RTA, emphasized the completion of sidewalk maintenance as part of a broader strategy to preserve street assets, ensuring their durability, safety, and aesthetic appeal. Al-Banna highlighted the project's alignment with RTA's vision of becoming a global leader in seamless and sustainable mobility.

Utilizing advanced maintenance technologies, RTA aims to enhance asset monitoring and management processes, promoting the sustainability of Dubai's road infrastructure. The project reflects RTA's commitment to prioritizing pedestrian safety amid the emirate's rapid urban expansion and development.

To further extend the preventive maintenance efforts, RTA plans to increase the scope of sidewalk maintenance by at least 10 percent compared to the previous year. This expansion includes Al Wuheida, Al Khabisi, Al Twar 2, Al Sufouh 1, 2nd December Street, and Jumeirah Street's cycling track.

Additionally, maintenance activities will target locations including Al Rigga Road cycling track, Al Muraqabat Road cycling track, intersections along Jumeirah Street, and service sidewalks on Sheikh Zayed Road. RTA emphasizes the implementation of necessary safety measures to ensure the smooth flow of pedestrian traffic during sidewalk maintenance and rehabilitation works across Dubai.

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