Turkey’s Asphalt Needs

Turkey has become a key emerging market over the past seven years. It has grown rapidly not only by exploiting development opportunities from development of its local economy but also by penetrating opportunities in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Russia. Its location at the crossroads of three continents contributes to the global competitiveness of its construction products and services. Growth is expected to continue as the country is predicted to be the ninth largest economy in the world by 2050. Turkey’s roads can be split into motorways, state roads or highways, and provincial roads which include urban, rural, and village roads. The length of the network is about 65,382 km. State roads, which are the links between region and provincial centers and provide connections to key air and sea ports, are the responsibility of the General Directorate of Highways. The provincial, or secondary, roads that connect towns and cities together are the responsibility of the respective provinces. Highways carry almost 95% of passenger and 92% of freight traffic, and the average of trucks traveling on highways is about 50%. The Turkish Government has been upgrading existing single carriageway to dual carriageways, as well as constructing new highways and bridges in order to meet this demand.

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  • Accession Number: 01491844
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2013 4:12PM