RTA to build 19 truck stops across Dubai


Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced it's constructing 19 truck rest stops and lay-bys in partnership with the private sector, at a number of busy areas across the emirate.

The 16 rest stops will include service facilities, prayer rooms, diesel refuelling stations, restaurants, maintenance workshops, and rest areas for drivers.

The three Integrated lay-bys provide a host of services for the safety and wellbeing of drivers such as diesel-refuelling stations, motels, maintenance workshops, restaurants, administrative buildings, prayer rooms, driving training centres, clinics, pharmacies, exchange shops, laundry, and other support services and facilities.

The first lay-bys, built in partnership with Almutakamela Vehicle Testing and Registration, will be located on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road near Jebel Ali Free Zone and Al Maktoum International Airport. It spans 100,000 square metres with a capacity of about 200 trucks.

The second, also in partnership with Almutakamela, will be located near the entry to the Dubai Industrial City (DIC), with a capacity of approximately 120 trucks, and the third, being build in collaboration with ADNOC, is situated near Emirates Road, next to the Al Tayy Racetrack. It has a capacity of 150 trucks.

The 16 rest stops being built by the RTA and ADNOC will be situated in six key locations,that attract a huge number of trucks daily.

These include Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Emirates Road, Dubai-Hatta Road, Dubai-Al Ain Road, Jebel Ali – Lehbab Road, and Al Aweer Road. 

Mattar Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, RTA, said “The construction of trucks rest stops and lay-bys contributes significantly to improving traffic safety, reducing truck related accidents by up to 50 per cent, streamlining the traffic flow during truck ban times, increasing traffic awareness of truck drivers about traffic rules, and resolving the problem of parking trucks on main roads and residential areas."

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