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Motorways / Expressways
5 Motorway Mekka (Makkah/مكة) ring - Jeddah/جدة - Al Kura - Tuwwal - N15
6 Expressway N85-N95 - Al Jubayl/الجبيل (N613)
10 Motorway Ad Dammam/الدمام - Az Zahran/الظهران (Dhahran) - Abqaiq (Buqayq/ابقيق) - Ad Uthmaniyah (Al Hasa airport) // Salamiyah (N65) - Ad Dilam/الدلم // Barzayt - Khamis Mushayt - Abha/أبها
15 Motorway Al Hasa (airport) - At Taif/الطائف - Mekka (Makkah/مكة) (N40) - Al Qadimah (N5) - Al Biar - As Sidr - Medina (Al Madinah/المدينة) // Ash Shurayf - Hafirat al Ayda
40 Motorway Ad Dammam/الدمام - Ar Riyad/الرياض - Al Ghafarah - Halaban - Zalim - At Taif/الطائف - Mekka (Makkah/مكة) - Hadda - Jeddah (Jiddah/جدة) King Abdul Int. Airport
60 Motorway Khadar (N65) - Unayzah/عنيزة
65 Motorway Al Kharj - As Sulaymanijah - Salamiyah - Ar Riyad/الرياض - Ushayrah - Al Majma’ah/المجمعة - Al Ghat - Khadar - Buraydah/بريدة
85 Motorway Ad Dammam/الدمام - Al Aba - Abu Hadriyah
95 Motorway (N85-N95) - Ad Dammam/الدمام - Al Hubar/الخبر - Al Aziziyah, BRN border (King Fahd Bridge)
279 Motorway Jeddah/جدة Int. Airport (N40) - Al Kura (N5)
290 Motorway Jeddah/جدة (ring)
500 Motorway Ar Riyad/الرياض (ring south-east-north) - Ar Riyad/الرياض Int. Airport (N550)
505 Motorway Ar Riyad/الرياض - Al Bawathil (N40)
522 Motorway Ar Riyad/الرياض west (N40) - Ar Riyad/الرياض east (N40) // Al Tuhaimiyah - Al Hasa Airport (N10) - Al Hufuf/الهفوف - Ash Shaharin
535 Motorway Ar Riyad/الرياض - Ad Diryan - Al Jabaylah
550 Motorway Ar Riyad/الرياض east - Ar Riyad/الرياض Int. Airport (N500)
605 Motorway (N85-N95) - Ad Dammam/الدمام (west) - Al Hubar/الخبر
613 Motorway Al Qatif (N85-N95) - Safwa - Al Jubayl/الجبيل (N6)
615 Motorway Ad Dammam/الدمام (west ring)
617 Motorway Al Qatif/القطيف - Ad Dammam/الدمام (east-south ring) (N10) - Al Hubar/الخبر - N95 - Al Aziziyah
Motorway Al Kura (N5, N279) - Usfan (N15)
Motorway Jeddah/جدة - Zaqrat - Damrur
Motorway Al Hufuf/الهفوف (ring)
Expressway Al Hufuf/الهفوف (N522) - Uyun - N10
Expressway Mekka (Makkah/مكة) (Mena, east ring) - Mekka/مكة Int. Airport
Motorway At Taif/الطائف (ring) (N15, N40)
Motorway At Taif/الطائف - Ash Shafa
Motorway Mekka (Makkah/مكة) ring
Motorway Farasan port - Farasan (in Jaza ir Farasan)
With the massive increase in traffic that has ensued from the Kingdom's industrial and agricultural development, it has been necessary to upgrade many of the inter-city roads to expressways, with anything up to eight lanes for traffic. Some of the more important inter-city highways are;
Dammam - Abu Hadriya - Ras Tanura Highway (257 kms)
Khaybar - Al Ola Highway (175 kms)
Makkah - Madinah Al Munawarah Highway (421 kms)
Riyadh - Dammam Highway (383 kms)
Riyadh - Sedir - al Qasim Highway (317 kms)
Riyadh - Taif Highway (750 kms)
Taif - Abha-Gizan Highway (750 kms)
The cities too have become congested by the growth in traffic and a number of cities now enjoy the benefits of modern ring-roads which serve to speed vehicles on their way and reduce congestion and pollution in city centers.
A further development is the construction of networks of over- and under-passes within the cities which again serve to facilitate driving in city centers.
The length of roads constructed up to 2001 was 111,770 kilometers.
While a major effort has been devoted to inter-city and in-city road-building, agricultural communities have not been neglected. Even isolated villages are now connected by road to the main road network, so that the Kingdom can now boast a fully integrated, modern, nation-wide network of roads.
The climate and the terrain of the Kingdom are inimical to road-building. Burning hot deserts and high mountain ranges, each pose different but equally challenging problems for contractors. Nowhere were these problems more intimidating than in the south west of the Kingdom, where mountain ranges soar to 3,000 meters. A series of projects, involving the construction of magnificent viaducts, has been undertaken so that even the more inaccessible parts of the Kingdom in this region may now be reached by road.
By the end of 2000, the Kingdom had 30,319 kilometers of asphalted road.
Linking all regions of the country, the extensive road network is a salient feature of the modernization of the Kingdom. within three decades, built an advanced network of roads, bridges and tunnels. In addition to its obvious social and security benefits, the network of roads also serves the agricultural, industrial and commercial sectors.
With the massive increase in traffic that has ensued from the Kingdom’s industrial and agricultural development, it has been necessary under King Fahd to upgrade many of the intercity roads to expressways, with anything up to eight lanes for traffic. Many overpasses and underpasses have been built within the cities to relieve congestion in city centers and a number of cities now enjoy the benefits of modern ringroads.
Roads in Saudi Arabia
The length of the roads network, which satisfies high standards of safety, has expanded from 5,000 miles [8,000 km] in 1970 to 28,500 miles [45,500 km] in 1999. The following are some of the motorways in the Kingdom:
Riyadh–Taif road, covering 467 miles [752 km]
Makkah–Madinah road, covering 261 miles [421 km]
Riyadh–Dammam road, covering 238 miles [383 km]
Riyadh–Sudair–Al Qassim road, covering 197 miles [317 km]
Makkah-Jeddah road, covering 37 miles [60 km]
While a major effort has been devoted to intercity and in-city road-building, agricultural communities have not been neglected. Even isolated villages are now connected by road to the main road network, so that the Kingdom can now boast a fully integrated, modern, nationwide network of roads. In 1999 the earth-surfaced road network totaled 66,050 miles [106,300 km] in distance.
Road network in Riyadh
The climate and the terrain of the Kingdom are inimical to road-building. Burning hot deserts and high mountain ranges, each pose different but equally challenging problems for contractors. Nowhere were these problems more intimidating than in the southwest of the Kingdom, where mountain ranges soar to 10,000 feet [3,000 m]. A series of viaducts has been built so that even the more inaccessible parts of the Kingdom in this region may now be reached by road.
Al Baha Descent
Probably the most spectacular road construction project of all has been the building of the King Fahd Causeway, connecting the Kingdom with Bahrain. On 11th November 1982, the cornerstone of the bridge was jointly placed by King Fahd and the then ruler of Bahrain, Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al-Khalifa. This is a four-lane highway. It is 82 feet [25 m] wide and about 16 miles [26 km] long. The cost of US$ 1.2 billion was paid by the Saudi Arabian Government in line with King Fahd’s policy of increased cooperation with the Member States of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The causeway was completed in 1986 and was opened to traffic at the end of that year.
The Ministry of Communications is currently completing a number of dual carriageways linking various cities.
King Fahd Causeway
With the building of the road network, it became possible to expand the public transport services. In 1979, the Saudi Public Transport Company (SAPTCO) was established. From small beginnings, SAPTCO has grown into a national bus service, providing cheap public transport within and between major population centers. SAPTCO’s services continue to expand as it increases the size of its fleet and upgrades the quality of its vehicles. Each year, SAPTCO faces and meets a particular challenge when pilgrims arrive from all over the Kingdom and from all over the world to perform the annual pilgrimage to the Holy Cities of Makkah and Madinah. SAPTCO assigns about 2,000 buses every season for services in the Holy Cities. It also operates regular international passenger services between the Kingdom and Egypt, Jordan, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Turkey
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