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The intersection of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street with Expo and Al Yalayes streets.

The intersection of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street with Expo and Al Yalayes streets.

Key phases of roads to Expo 2020 site opened

October 2019

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened Phase Three and Phase Four of roads leading to the Expo 2020 project, including bridges and roads extending 5 km and 17 km respectively, at a cost of Dh1.3 billion ($353 million).

Works completed included constructing intersections of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street with both Expo and Al Yalayes streets, building two flyovers on Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street at Dubai Investment Park, and widening Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street from two to five lanes in each direction.

Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of RTA, said: “The improvement of roads leading to the Expo site is one of the biggest roads’ projects currently undertaken by 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.”

Phase Three of the project covered the construction of a flyover at the intersection of Expo Street with Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, which increases the capacity of the street from 2,000 vehicles per hour to 4,500 vehicles per hour in an east-west sector of Expo Street. It will ensure a smooth traffic flow to and from the Expo site, said Al Tayer.

The phase covered the construction of bridges and roads extending 3 km and 6.5 km respectivelyand upgrading the intersection of Expo-Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan streets into a flyover.

Phase Four was aimed to streamline the traffic flow between Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street and Al Yalayes Street. Works completed included transforming a signalised junction into a flyover to increase the street capacity from 3,000 vehicles to 10,000 vehicles per hour in the east-west direction of Al Yalayes Street. Thus, it will ensure a better traffic flow to Expo and Jafza in the direction of Emirates Road via Al Yalayes Street, he said.  




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