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Traffic Design and Authority Approvals: A Step-by-Step Guide

In urban development, optimizing traffic flow and ensuring road safety are crucial objectives. Achieving these goals involves meticulous traffic design and obtaining approvals from authorities. Below is a structured guide to help professionals navigate traffic design and approval processes efficiently:

Understanding the Design Scope

  1. Design Speed Enhancement:
    • Revise the road’s design speed for consistent safety and efficiency.
  2. Road Geometry and Safety Features:
    • Implement side slope arrangements, verge additions, and optimal route planning.
    • Modify stormwater systems, culverts, signage, and road furniture as per expansion requirements.
  3. Utility and Pavement Design:
    • Address conflicting service lines, ensure utility protection, and design pavement for seamless integration.
  4. Traffic Studies and Safety Audit:
    • Conduct comprehensive traffic studies and road safety audits to improve traffic management.

Design Stages & Methodology

Stage 1: Data Collection

  • Gather client-provided information, conduct topographical surveys, and obtain relevant reports.

Stage 2: Preliminary Design

  • Develop layout plans, cross-sections, and pavement structures.
  • Study stormwater drainage options and traffic control devices.
  • Submit preliminary designs for client review.

Stage 3: Final Design

  • Incorporate client feedback, finalize design drawings, and prepare the Bill of Quantities (BOQ).
  • Submit final designs for approval.

Stage 4: Design NOC’s

  • Prepare utility layout plans and cross-sections for authority review and approval.

Stage 5: Town Planning Approvals

  • Prepare road and utility layout plans according to authority standards.
  • Obtain final approvals for construction.

Stage 6: Construction Package

  • Issue Construction Package, including Issued for Construction (IFC) drawings and finalized BOQ.


Following this structured guide ensures efficient navigation of traffic design and approval processes. By adhering to regulatory standards and collaborating effectively, professionals can create safer and more efficient urban environments for communities.

Contact us for your road and traffic enquiries

Contact – Engineering Consultant Abu Dhabi – SAC Consultancy Services (superarc.net)