RTA awards contracts worth $354m for Expo 2020 road projects

Contracts cover third and fourth phase of roads leading to the Expo site

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded two contracts for road projects leading to the Expo 2020 Dubai site. The contracts are worth $354m and have to do with third and fourth phase of roads leading to the Expo site.

According to the RTA, the project is aimed at ensuring smooth traffic flow to and from the exhibition venue. Once the exhibition has concluded, the roads will then serve future projects in the area.

“The improvement of roads network leading to Expo is one of the biggest road projects currently undertaken by the RTA to meet the needs of hosting Expo 2020 in Dubai. Due to the immense nature of the project, it had been divided into six phases to ensure the delivery of all works on the prescribed timeline, well before the opening of Expo,” explained Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of the RTA.

The scope of work includes upgrades to two intersections on Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, with both Jebel Ali Lehbab Street and Al Yalayes Street in addition to the construction of two flyovers at the Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street near Dubai Investment Park. Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street will also be widened from two to five lanes in each direction.

The announcement follows a directive of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to start the construction of roads and transport projects related to Expo 2020.

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