With the massive increase in traffic that has ensued from the Kingdom's industrial and agricultural development, it has been necessary to upgrade means of transport. Today, many of the inter-city roads to expressways accommodate anything up to eight lanes for traffic. Some of the more important inter-city highways are;

To alleviate congestion in cities caused by the growth in traffic and a number of cities now enjoy the benefits of modern ring-roads which serve to speed vehicles on their way and reduce congestion and pollution in city centers.

A further development is the construction of networks of over- and under-passes within the cities which again serve to facilitate driving in city centers.

The length of roads constructed up to 2006 was 167,600 kilometers.

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