In a bid to improve and prepare the infrastructure around the Expo 2020 site in Jebel Ali, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded of two contracts for phase 5 and 6 worth Dhs 630 million. The area is being developed in six phases of which the RTA has already awarded contracts for the first four phases.
Phases 5 and 6 will cover improvements to both Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road and the intersection of Emirates Road with Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road including the construction of bridges.
“The improvement of roads leading to the Expo 2020 site is one of the big projects currently undertaken by the RTA, to serve the needs of hosting the expo in Dubai. Due to the massive nature of the project, it has been split into six phases to ensure the timely completion of works, well before the expo opening. Contracts for the previous four phases had already been awarded,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, RTA.
Phases 1 and 2 covers improvement of Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road and the intersection with Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road along with the construction of bridges on Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road. Phases 3 and 4 include upgrading two intersections of Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road, with both Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road and Al Yalayes Road. Phases 5 and 6 also cover the construction of bridges and the improvement of roads leading to the Expo 2020 site.