A series of new road projects have been awarded in Saudi Arabia, with the work being spread broadly across the country’s main urban areas. In all 23 new road projects are now going ahead, with a total value of US$461.3 million. The country's Transport Ministry has awarded 75 road projects in all under its road improvement plans. Of the 23 road contracts awarded most recently, seven will be for roads located in Makkah and six for roads in Riyadh. A further four contracts will be for roads in Assir, while two will be in the Eastern Province, with one road project each for Al-Bahah, Hail and Tabuk.