Yesterday, the Roads and Transport Authority inaugurated the last two phases of the road project leading to the site of the "Expo 2020" exhibition, where a bridging intersection linking Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and Expo Street was opened, and two interchanges embodied on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Street to secure entry and exit traffic to and from the site The exhibition, and by opening these two stages, the authority will have completed all phases of the road project leading to the "Expo".
The total length of bridges in the two stages is seven kilometers, the length of the roads is 43 kilometers, while the number of intersections is three.
The completion of the project comes as a translation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to develop road projects and transportation systems related to meeting the requirements of Dubai hosting the Expo, to ensure the smooth flow of traffic that serves visitors to the exhibition and service projects Future in the region.
The road network development project leading to the "Expo" exhibition is one of the largest road projects implemented by the Roads and Transport Authority to meet the requirements of Dubai hosting the Expo 2020, and given the magnitude of the project, it was divided into six phases, to complete all work within the specified time period , And before the opening of the Expo.
The Director General of the Board of Directors of the Authority, Matar Mohamed Al Tayer, said: “The works of the penultimate stage of the project included converting the previously existing roundabout, on the intersection of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Street with Expo Street, to a bridge intersection that provides free traffic in every direction, by expanding And raising the Expo Street, through the implementation of two bridges with a capacity of six tracks in each direction, while providing circumvent movements and free connections to ensure the smooth flow of traffic from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Street towards the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and vice versa, as well as traffic from the Expo Street towards Sheikh Zayed Street, as well as facilitating Traffic coming from X Street Bo to the north to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Street towards Dubai, and from the Expo Street to the south to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Street towards Abu Dhabi. It also included the implementation of 27 km of road works on Expo Street, its expansion from four tracks to six in each direction, and the establishment of service roads in "Both directions, and the implementation of four bridges in parts of it, to provide traffic, to and from Expo Street, towards the exhibition site."
He added, “The project contributes to increasing the capacity of the intersection of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Street with Expo Street, from 8,000 vehicles per hour to 60,000 per hour, and the flight time on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road will decrease from the dock intersection to the entrance of Al Maktoum Airport, from 35 One to six minutes, in addition to providing a direct exit from the "Expo 2020" site to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road heading north to Dubai.
He pointed out that the last stage of the road project leading to "Expo 2020", which opened yesterday, included the completion of two interrupted bridges on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Street, to secure entry and exit traffic to and from the exhibition site, (they will be opened gradually in coordination with the Expo 2020 office), In addition to 16 km of road works, the first intersection (Expo intersection) included the implementation of two bridges with a capacity of six tracks, to serve traffic coming from Dubai, Sharjah and other Emirates, to enter the parking of vehicles at the site of Expo 2020, as well as the implementation of two bridges with a capacity of two tracks to serve the upcoming traffic From Abu Dhabi towards the exhibition, and implementation A secret with two tracks to serve the vehicle exit traffic from the exhibition to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Street towards Abu Dhabi, and the second intersection (Al Maktoum Airport intersection) included the implementation of a bridge with a capacity of three tracks to serve traffic coming from Dubai, Sharjah and other Emirates towards the exhibition site, and a bridge with a capacity of two tracks to serve The exit of vehicles from the exhibition towards Abu Dhabi, as well as the implementation of surface road works to facilitate movement bypass to and from Abu Dhabi, and the establishment of service roads on both sides of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Street.
The Roads and Transport Authority has developed an integrated plan to meet the requirements of Dubai hosting the Expo 2020 exhibition, and to achieve a safe and easy transportation for visitors to the exhibition and its activities. In addition to developing the road and intersections network necessary to serve the exhibition, the plan includes the implementation of the "2020 route" to extend the red line of Dubai Metro, from the station « Nakheel Harbor and Tower »to the Expo 2020 site, 15 km long.
As well as developing the mass transportation lines and systems necessary to serve the exhibition, including providing lines to transport the visitors of the exhibition with environmentally friendly buses from the main gathering points in the Emirate of Dubai, to the exhibition site, and providing taxis required to serve the visitors of the exhibition, providing the necessary parking for them and organizing their movement.
It also opened a unified control center for transportation and road systems, which is one of the largest and most modern control centers in the world, in terms of employing smart technologies, its ability to control and control, and integration between all the different means, current and future, and proper planning for transportation to meet the various transportation challenges in the emirate.
- The completion of two intersections bridged on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Street, to secure entry and exit to the exhibition.
One thousand vehicles per hour, the carrying capacity of the intersection of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road with Expo Street.
Minutes instead of 35 flight time from the dock junction to the entrance to Al Maktoum Airport.