Dubai Roads Authority upgrades Sheikh Rashid St. to energy-efficient LED lights

Asma Ahmed - | UAE

Sheikh Rashid Street serves as a vital thoroughfare traversing the heart of the city, boasting an impressive expanse of 10 lanes. As one of Dubai's primary roadways, it plays a pivotal role in facilitating the flow of traffic and connecting various neighborhoods and commercial districts.

Dubai RTA Completes LED Lighting Upgrade on Sheikh Rashid Street

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai recently concluded a significant project aimed at enhancing lighting infrastructure along Sheikh Rashid Street. This key road artery spans 10 lanes and plays a crucial role in the city's transportation network.

LED Lighting Upgrade

The project involved the replacement of 900 lighting units along a 9-kilometer stretch of Sheikh Rashid Street with energy-efficient LED lights. Conducted in three phases over a span of six months, the upgrades stretched from Deira to the intersection with Sheikh Khalifa Street, covering a considerable portion of this vital roadway.

This initiative aligns with Dubai's broader sustainability agenda, aiming to reduce energy consumption and promote environmental stewardship. By transitioning to LED lighting technology, the project contributes to the UAE's efforts to achieve targets outlined in the Sustainability Initiative 2024.

Abdullah Lootah, Director of Road and Facilities Maintenance at RTA, highlighted the advantages of LED lights over conventional lighting solutions. Not only do LED lights provide twice the brightness of traditional lights, with a luminosity of 4,000 units compared to 2,000 units, but they also offer improved color clarity and nighttime visibility. Additionally, LED lights produce less heat and are free from harmful materials, further enhancing safety and environmental sustainability.

The upgraded lighting infrastructure not only enhances visibility and safety for motorists and pedestrians but also underscores RTA's commitment to innovation and sustainability. By integrating climate-suitable solutions and innovative technologies into road development projects, RTA aims to create safer, more environmentally friendly urban environments that meet the needs of residents and visitors alike.

The completion of the LED lighting upgrade on Sheikh Rashid Street represents a significant milestone in Dubai's ongoing efforts to enhance its transportation infrastructure while promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship. By leveraging energy-efficient LED technology, RTA continues to lead the way in innovative urban development, setting a precedent for other cities around the world.

The successful implementation of the LED lighting upgrade on Sheikh Rashid Street underscores Dubai's commitment to embracing sustainable practices and fostering environmentally responsible urban development. By investing in energy-efficient solutions that enhance safety, visibility, and overall quality of life for residents and visitors, Dubai sets a precedent for smart city initiatives worldwide. As the city continues to prioritize sustainability across various sectors, from transportation to infrastructure, it reinforces its position as a global leader in urban innovation and sustainable development.

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