The traffic logistics of hosting the Abu Dhabi Tour
The Department of Transport’s (DoT) Integrated Transport Center (ITC) in Abu Dhabi took part in organising the fourth edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour, which was held from February 21-25, 2018.
The world-class professional cycling race took place in five phases throughout the Emirate of Abu Dhabi starting in Liwa, Al Dhafra Region, for 189km, Yas Island for 154km, Nation Towers for 133 km, Al Maryah Island for 12 km and concluding in Al Ain for 199 km.
As an active contributor of the Executive Office of Abu Dhabi Tour 2018, DoT coordinated with its stakeholders to identify the lanes of each phase of the tour and prepare the closure plans.
DoT installed 74 Variable Message Signs (VMS), 65 of which were used during the second, third and fourth phases of the race while nine VMS were used in the first and fifth phases.
Moreover, 24 Roads Service Patrols were dedicated to managing the traffic during roads closures in all the five phases of the race.
The DoT also offered two buses to transport competitors and the audience during the fifth phase.
The department’s Darb app broadcast 13 notifications about the closures during the third phase of the race and a number of hire cars were used for advertisements purposes.
The DoT’s Integrated Transport Center offers the required support to contribute to the success of the event through its qualified teams who are in charge of coordinating with other entities and concerned parties of the traffic movement in the Emirate, the DoT said in a statement.
The centre offered Roads Support and Vehicles Towing Services, Variable Message Signs, buses and advertisements on hire cars.