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The total distance of roads in Syria is 97,401 km

 

19,490 km is paved (including 1,103 km of expressways) and 77,911 km is unpaved
Mainroad conditions and in-country trucking capacity is good and there are sufficient transport companies to meet demand
However delays in receiving GoS approvals and tax exemptions for receiving food and non-food items is a concern and this may affect on-time deliveries

 

The annex 'Importance of Road Transport in Syria' includes tables that give a clear idea on the importance of roads network in Syria as back bone for the country and the numbers of vehicles operating on this network.

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Distances from Capital City to Major Towns (km)

 

Damascus

Aleppo

Homs

Hama

 

LattakiaDier al-ZorAdlebHassakaRakkaSweidaDara'aTartousQuneitera

Damascus

 

355

162

209

 

34869133586654712410125867

Aleppo

 

 

193

146

 

18631759511192479456276422

Homs

  

 

47

 

18652917370438528626396229
Hama

 

    145482126657338333310161276
Lattakia     51312769737847244990415
Dier al-Zor      389177168813792593758
Adleb       570251459436217402
Hassaka        319990967787933
Rakka         671648468614
Sweida          6836498
Dara'a           35976
Tartous            325
Quneitera             

Road Security

No information on current road security provided.

Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits

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Axle load limits

Syria

Truck with 2 axles

20,000

Truck with 3 axles

27,000

Truck with 4 axles

32,000

Semi-trailer with 3 axles

40,000

Semi-trailer with 4 axles

45,000

Semi-trailer with 5 axles

n/a

Semi-trailer with 6 axles

n/a

Truck & drawbar trailer with 4 axles

n/a

Truck & drawbar trailer with 5 axles

n/a

Truck & drawbar trailer with 6 axles

n/a

Truck & drawbar trailer with 7 axles

n/a

Road Class and Surface Conditions

INSERT RELEVANT maps from the GIS Team in Rome. Maps should identify:

  • Road Functional Class: Highway, primary, secondary...
  • Surface / Road conditions
  • Traffic capacity (Heavy, Heavy with trailer, Light vehicle, Motorbike) and any seasonal variations
  • Known obstacles and bridges


Insert as many maps required. For instance, if information is needed at the state / region level, then insert each one in this section as needed. Provide all info to the GIS team in GPS format for any updates required. If evaluating an entire corridor, ensure you use the GIS Road Assessment form.