Dubai Roads and Transport Authority awards $350mn of Expo 2020 contracts

By Sophie Chapman
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded two contracts – worth $350mn – for phases 3 and 4 of roads and transport links leading up to Dub...

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded two contracts – worth $350mn – for phases 3 and 4 of roads and transport links leading up to Dubai’s Expo 2020 Project.

The project is intended to ensure a smooth flow of traffic to serve Expo visitors as well as future projects in the area with immediate effect. 

The project covers the improvement of two intersections of 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 the Dubai Investment Park.

The Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street will be widened from two to five lanes in each direction. Total construction costs of these two phases are in the order of $350mn. 

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HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, said: “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 ”

“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.”

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