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The third phase of roads leading to Expo 2020 ... contract awarded.

The third phase of roads leading to Expo 2020 ... contract awarded.

$354m Expo 2020 road contracts awarded

May 2018

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded two contracts worth a total of Dh1.3 billion ($354 million) for the third and fourth phases of roads leading to Expo 2020 project.

The project is aimed at ensuring a smooth flow of traffic to serve exhibition visitors as well as future projects in the area, said the RTA.

The scope of work includes 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.

The latest announcement comes as per the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to immediately start the construction of roads and transport projects related to Expo 2020, said a top official.

“The improvement of the 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,” explained Mattar Al Tayer, the director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of the RTA.

“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,” he added.




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