Highway Master Plan Study
Name of ClientMinistry of Public Works & Housing
Financing sourcesEuropean Investment Bank
AssociationC. Lotti & Associati S.p.A. (Italy) (Leader), Engicon (Jordan) (member)
Duration07/2009 - 11/2011
Objectives of the Master Plan
a) Promote economic growth,
b) Reduce poverty and provide social equality,
c) Strengthen sector management,
d) Maximize private sector participation in road financing.
Specific objectives are to make:
i) A comprehensive database of physical characteristics, condition data relating to the primary and secondary inter-urban road network,
ii) A diagnostic analysis of existing road conditions, leading to the identification of missing transport links, bottlenecks and the need for other road improvements,
iii) A socio-economic review to assess transport demand,
iv) A time-phased list of road projects by priority up to 2030, to form a 20-year road Master Plan,
v) Accompanying measures to enable the implementation of the Plan.
The study includes 3 components :
Component A: Phase 1 – Diagnostic Review and Road Sector Strategy Development
- Road Inventory and Condition Survey (carriageway condition, structures condition, geometry, etc.): 2730 km of main roads, of which 1000 km of dual carriageway roads, 1900 km of secondary roads, 2800 km of tertiary roads;
- Identification of problems linked to road security and definition of guidelines for improvement;
- Identification of problems linked to environmental impact reduction and definition of guidelines for project realization and management;
- Traffic and Travel Surveys;
- Socio-Economic Review;
- GIS Database and Website Access to Data;
- Traffic Modelling and Forecasts through the use of VISUUM software;
- Review of Existing Institutional, Legal and Regulatory and Financing Framework for the Road Sector;
- Develop Transport and Highway Sector Strategies.
Component B: Phase 2 – Derivation of Highway Master Plan
- Derive time Phased Master Plans;
- Identification of projects through multicriteria analysis and their assessment;
- Implementation of a roads and structures management system (pavement and bridge management system);
- Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA);
- Consultation with Stakeholders and Public Awareness;
- Proposals for Institutional, Legal and Regulatory Reform in the Highway Sector;
- Highway Master Plan Appraisal.
Component C: Training
- Training of cadres of the administration for the management and monitoring;
- Check and adjust the assumptions of the Master Plan: traffic evolution, evolution of roads deterioration, verification of maintenance strategies.
Highway Master Plan Study