Expo 2020 Dubai site
Expo 2020 Dubai site

Dubai opens bridge leading to Expo 2020 site

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently opened a main bridge as part of phase 5 of the roads network leading to the Dubai Expo 2020 site.

The bridge is at the intersection of Expo Road and Al Asayel Street, the RTA said, adding that phase 5 is set to be completed in June, according to Arabian Business.

“RTA has partially opened three lanes in each direction of the bridge on Expo Road. This phase includes the construction of bridges extending 2.6km and roads spanning about 3km. Expo Road will be widened to six lanes in each direction over a 3km sector. Two service roads will be added to ease the present traffic condition,” said Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA.

Al Tayer attended a briefing about the progress of works from Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency. He said the improvements will provide free turns and links,ensuring smooth traffic flow around the Expo site.

The project includes road works extending 27km on Expo Road as well as the construction of four bridges.

Al Tayer said he was delighted with the progress in projects related to the hosting of Expo 2020 in Dubai. He confirmed that work was progressing according to the set timelines and that all construction works would be completed well ahead of the event launch.

Expo 2020 will attract about 25 million visitors, 70 percent of those from abroad.