All phases of roads leading to Expo 2020 Dubai completed

Covering 7km bridges, 43km roads and three new flyovers

All phases of roads leading to Expo 2020 Dubai completed

Dubai's massive Expo 2020 event takes place this October, and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is well ahead of visitors getting there.

RTA has officially completed all construction works of roads leading to the Expo 2020 site, finishing up its last two phases yesterday (Saturday February 15).

The two phases included a flyover linking Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Expo Road as well as two flyovers on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, aiming for a smooth traffic flow to and from the site.

That’s not all, as works also included bridges extending 7km and 43km roads, in addition to three interchanges.

Development on these roads leading to Expo 2020 Dubai is one of the biggest road projects undertaken, according to RTA. Because of its massive scope, the project was divided into six different phases.

While these new roads will also act as entry points to the Expo 2020 Dubai site, RTA has also stated that the projects will also serve future projects in the area. We expect these to be for 2020’s Middle East Film and Comic Con, Games Con and more.

“The project will increase the capacity of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road from 8,000 to 60,000 vehicles per hour and slash the transit time on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road from Al Houdh Interchange to the entry of Al Maktoum Airport from 35 to 6 minutes,” said chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer.

“It will also provide a direct exit from Expo to the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road Northwards to Dubai.”

RTA is also working on the Route 2020 project for extending Dubai Metro Red Line 15km from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station to the site of Expo 2020 Dubai.

Want to see what it’s like to enter Expo 2020? Check out the three massive portals right here.

For all things on the world’s great show happening later this year, click here.

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