This major Dubai road has been renamed. Here's why...
68 directional signs have been changed to reflect the new name of the road…
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered Jebel Ali Lehbab Road to be renamed Expo Road.
The major road is described as a ‘vital traffic corridor’ to the Expo 2020 site in Dubai, so it’s no surprise that the road has been renamed to reflect its important location. When Expo 2020 takes place next year from October 20, 2020 until April 10, 2021, it is expected to attract around 25 million visitors.
All 68 directional signs, including 18 large signboards have all been changed by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
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Expo road has also undergone several improvements to ensure a smoother traffic flow on the Expo Road, which begins at the interchange of Sheikh Zayed Road and extens 15km up to Emirates Road.
“Recently, RTA completed improvements of roads around Expo 2020 including widening lanes from four to six in each direction, constructing four junctions at Emirates Road, Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Al Asayel Road. It has also constructed six bridges on service roads parallel to this corridor, in addition to a flyover of 24 bridges at the junction of Expo and Sheikh Zayed Roads (8th Interchange),” explained Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the RTA.