Published On: Sat, Nov 29th, 2014

RTA accomplishes project to protect metro viaducts, bridges from over-height vehicles

RTA accomplishes project to protect metro viaducts, bridges from over-height vehicles

RTA accomplishes project to protect metro viaducts, bridges from over-height vehicles

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed all works related to the project of protecting metro viaducts and elevated structures of all the 46 metro stations on both the Red and Green Lines, including nearby bridges dotting different parts of the Emirate, by preventing over-height vehicles from colliding with metro viaducts or elevated structures.

Engineer Maitha bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic & Roads Agency, said: “The project contributes to realizing the vision of the RTA of providing Safe and Smooth Transport for All, as it encompassed the construction of robust metal structures and concrete barriers to protect such structures, and preclude any collision with vehicles exceeding 6 meters in height. Directional and cautionary signage have been installed directing over-height vehicles to take an appropriate exit to ensure the sustainability of this vital and strategic facility; which integrates mass transit systems in Dubai in a smooth and secure manner,” added Maitha.

Works overseen by the RTA are marked by full attention to details besides examining all eventualities and how to cope with them. The RTA has therefore adopted a tailor-made style in constructing these vital bridges, especially as they are open for public use 24 hours a day. Such facilities are characterized by their roomy and air-conditioned corridors and have become a home of cultural events of a variety of knowledge-based activities in the Emirate.

Source : WAM News Agency for United Arab Emirates

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