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Free ways

Infrastructures Free ways

Introduction

The spread of car-manufacturing industry on one hand and the progress of road construction on the other hand have caused heavy traffic jams in inter-city roads, which in turn, would increased driving incidents and given rise to transit costs. In view of this, construction of freeway as a proper solution for increase of travel safety and traffic capacity and decrease of the costs of fuel, car dilapidation, etc., was taken into account by road construction industry. The strategic location of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the region and the passage of East-West and North-South transit corridors through the country on one hand, and economic, political and cultural developments and progresses of the country on the other hand, have doubled the necessity of spread of the country’s freeway network in order to increase national revenues, safety and comfort of road travels and decrease energy costs, goods finished price and so on.

History of Freeway in Iran

The construction of freeway is not old in Iran. The first freeway in the country became operational in 1966 between the capital and the cities of Karaj and Qazvin with a length of 150 kilometers. Then Tehran-Qom freeway was constructed with a length of 135 kilometers which became operational in 1979.

Goals of Freeway Construction

  • Enhancement of safety level and commutation health
  • Increase of speed of goods and passenger transportation
  • Decrease of fuel consumption and car dilapidation
  • Decrease of environmental pollutants
  • Increase of welfare and comfort of road trips
  • Growth and development of economic, tourism, cultural, etc. sectors
  • Creation of direct and indirect jobs