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Dubai’s Dh278m Street Lighting Project: A Step Towards Enhanced Safety and Efficiency

Dubai has embarked on a significant infrastructure upgrade with the announcement of a Dh278 million street lighting project by the Road and Transport Authority (RTA). This project, known as the Street Lighting Plan 2023-2026, is focused on enhancing safety for all road users and meeting the needs of Dubai’s growing population.

Enhancing Urban Safety and Efficiency

The initiative encompasses the installation of street lights across 40 areas in the emirate. These areas include previously unlit locations such as Mirdif, Al Baraha, Oud Metha, and many others across Dubai, including Jumeirah’s street and parking areas. The project is set to extend in phases, with additional installations planned in areas like Umm Al Sheif and Al Sufouh in 2025, and Al Garhoud, Al Twar, Hasyan, and several other areas in 2026​​​​​​.

Strategic Goals and Technologies

Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the board of executive directors of the RTA, emphasized that the main goal is to improve traffic safety and security for all road users. The initiative is designed to enhance the well-being and satisfaction of residents and visitors in the targeted areas. The project’s locations were selected based on traffic safety and security standards, traffic volumes, and the pace of urban growth​​.

A key feature of this project is the incorporation of energy-efficient LED technology, offering a 55% reduction in energy consumption and a 173% increase in lifespan. This approach not only improves safety but also contributes to environmental sustainability​​.

Control room with large screens displaying maps and data analytics of Dubai’s street lighting network. This symbolizes the RTA’s management and monitoring of the new street lighting system, underscoring the technological advancement in urban infrastructure management.

Progress and Impact

The RTA began designing this project last year, focusing initially on the Al Qusais Industrial Areas and other regions. The project has already seen the replacement of over 14,000 lights along Dubai’s roads with more eco-friendly alternatives, encompassing 39 tunnels and crossings and lighting 22.6km of roadway​​.

Aerial view of Dubai, illustrating the widespread installation of new street lights across various neighborhoods. It highlights the city’s commitment to enhancing road safety and energy efficiency.

This strategic lighting project reflects Dubai’s commitment to enhancing urban safety, energy efficiency, and sustainable development, setting a new standard for urban infrastructure projects in the region.

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