The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has completed the project for the construction and expansion of the road network leading to the Expo 2020 site.

RTA completed the work by opening the last two phases of roads to streamline connectivity to and from the expo site.

The last two phases included the opening of a flyover connecting Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Expo Road and two other flyovers on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.

Additionally, work included building 43km of roads, three interchanges and bridges extending 7km.

RTA director-general and chairman board of executive directors Mattar Al Tayer said: “These improvements will ease the traffic flow from Expo Road northwards to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road in the direction of Dubai, and from Expo Road southwards to the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road in the direction of Abu Dhabi.

“Additionally, works covered the road works spanning 27km on Expo Road and widening it from four to six lanes in each direction together with service roads in both directions.

“Four bridges have been constructed on Expo Road to ease the traffic movement from and to Expo site.”

Dubai undertook a series of road project works in a bid to improve its road network before hosting Expo 2020. The overall programme was divided into six phases to ensure timely completion.

In August last year, RTA opened Phases 3 and 4, which were followed by the completion of Phase 6 that involved 1.4km bridges and 8km of roads.

The transport authority opened Phase 5 in February 2019.