ROADS DEVELOPMENT IN SAUDI ARABIA

THE PROGRAM OF ROAD DEVELOPMENT STARTED IN 1963 IN SAUDI ARABIA. THE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY ROAD NETWORKS ARE DESCRIBED. THE TOTAL LENGTH OF MAIN ASPHALTED ROADS AT PRESENT IS 5,927 KM. THIRTY-ONE NEW ROAD PROJECTS, TOTALLING 3,098 KM, ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND 3,416 KM MORE ARE UNDER DESIGN OR READY TO BE ADVERTISED TO TENDER. MOST OF THE ASPHALT USED FOR CONSTRUCTION IS PRODUCED LOCALLY BY THE ARABIAN AMERICAN OIL COMPANY REFINERY AT RAS TANURA. THE GRADES OF ASPHALT PRODUCTS USED WERE STANDARIZED TO FOUR TYPES: PENETRATION ASPHALT 60-70 FOR HOT MIX WEARING COURSES, RC-2 CUTBACK FOR THE TACK COATS, RC-4 IN ASPHALTIC STABILIZED BASES AND MC-1 CUTBACK FOR THE PRIME COAT. A PLEA IS MADE FOR FOREIGN CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES TO COME TO SAUDI ARABIA AND PARTICIPATE IN THIS DEVELOPMENT WORK.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 12 Pp, 2 FIG, 6 TAB
  • Corporate Authors:

    Communications Ministry /Saudi Arabia

    /Roads Department
    ,   USA 
  • Publication Date: 1967-10

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  • Accession Number: 00203257
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 22 1994 12:00AM