Algerian highway programme
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Algeria's Government is working on plans to increase the country's highway network substantially over the next five years. Algeria's East-West highway project is close to completion with some sections already open to traffic and there are other north-south highways and a southern highway running from east-west also planned. In all the next five years will see an additional 3,300km of highways being built. This programme will require an estimated 5 million tonnes of bitumen, 8 million tonnes of cement and 2.5 million tonnes of steel between 2010 and 2014.