Expo 2020: Two new roads opened in Dubai
Published on February 15, 2020 at 17.32
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority opened the last two phases of roads leading to the Expo 2020 site today, completing all planned roadworks leading to the site.
Construction works under these two phases included a flyover linking Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Expo Road as well as two flyovers on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to ensure a smooth traffic flow to and from the site of Expo.
Works also included bridges extending 7km and roads extending 43km in addition to 3 interchanges.
“The project will increase the capacity of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road from 8,000 to 60,000 vehicles per hour and slash the transit time on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road from Al Houdh Interchange to the entry of Al Maktoum Airport from 35 to 6 minutes. It will also provide a direct exit from Expo to the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road Northwards to Dubai,” explained Matter Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and chairman of the RTA.
“The concluding phase of the project covered the construction of two flyovers on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to ensure a smooth traffic flow from and to the site of Expo,” said Al Tayer.
By opening the last two phases, RTA has completed all construction works of Roads Leading to Expo Project.
The project had been undertaken according to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The improvement of roads leading to Expo was one of the biggest road projects undertaken by RTA to meet the needs of hosting Expo 2020 in Dubai, and had been divided into six phases.