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.
Distances from Capital City to Major Towns (km)
No information on current road security provided.
Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits
Axle load limits
Truck with 2 axles
Truck with 3 axles
Truck with 4 axles
Semi-trailer with 3 axles
Semi-trailer with 4 axles
Semi-trailer with 5 axles
Semi-trailer with 6 axles
Truck & drawbar trailer with 4 axles
Truck & drawbar trailer with 5 axles
Truck & drawbar trailer with 6 axles
Truck & drawbar trailer with 7 axles
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.