Dubai: Construction work on bridges and roads leading to Meydan racecourse will be finished before the Dubai World Cup in March, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Saturday.

The project, which is currently 95 per cent complete, includes: bridges extending 2,025 metres, two entry/exit bridges extending 710 metres and a VIP bridge linking Meydan with the Dubai-Al Ain road extending 1,315 metres.


Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, said: "Construction works in the project will be finalised with the launch of the 15th Dubai World Cup on March 27. The bridges will serve Meydan project, which covers an area of 76 million square feet and encompasses the biggest horseracing track in the world."

The RTA also announced in a press statement that construction work on Al Rashidiya Metro station bridges is 97 per cent complete. The project includes: construction of directional ramps at the intersection of Emirates Road and Khawaneej Road as well as two new bridges at Khawaneej Road.

The bridges will facilitate vehicle movement to and from the station's park and ride facility.

Al Tayer added: "Construction of the project, which costs around Dh699 million, comes as part of the RTA's drive to improve and upgrade the network of main roads in Dubai, and to link the park and ride facilities of the Metro stations with the road network."