Bahrain to start phase 2 of LED traffic project

Bahrain’s Ministry of Works will kick off phase 2 of its plan to convert the Gulf nation’s traffic lights to modern LED traffic signals in November.

Kadhim Abdul Latif, acting roads assistant undersecretary at the Ministry of Works, said phase 2 of Bahrain’s LED Traffic Signals Project will replace traffic lights at 115 interchanges and pedestrian signals with newer LED lights.

Phase 2 of the project is projected to cost more than $35,000, a price Latif said Bahrain is ready to pay for the benefit of better traffic signal infrastructure.

“The Ministry is constantly working to keep pace with the latest technologies in the field of traffic engineering and the modern methods aiming to increase traffic safety on the roads network in Bahrain,” Latif said.

Efficient traffic signals are central to organizing vehicular traffic at intersections and interchanges; better signals help drivers see signs more clearly, making it easier to make safe driving decisions, Latif said.

Phase 1 of the LED Traffic Signals Project took place in October 2014, with 136 traffic signals being replaced.

The state-of-the-art traffic lights endure through all kinds of weather and are resistant to humidity, heat and dust, boosting the signal’s lifespan and reducing maintenance costs for the Ministry of Works.

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