Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded contracts for the final two phases (5 and 6) of roads leading to the Expo 2020 site.
These phases involve improvements to both Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road and the intersection of Emirates Road with Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road at a total cost of AED 630mn ($171.5mn).
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, said: "The improvement of roads leading to the Expo is one of the big projects currently undertaken by RTA to serve the needs of the Expo 2020 in Dubai.
“Due to the massive nature of the project, it had been split into six phases to ensure the timely completion of works, well before the opening of the Expo. Contracts for the previous four phases had already been awarded."
Phase 5 covers the construction of bridges extending 2.6 km and roads running up to 3 km.
Phase 6 covers the improvement of roads leading to the Expo encompassing the construction of bridges extending 1.4 km and roads of 8 km in length.