The Portugal road map shows all roads network and main roads of Portugal. This road map of Portugal will allow you to preparing your routes and find your routes through the roads of Portugal in Europe. The Portugal roads map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
In 1972, stage of the plan, Brisa was to construct 390 km (242 mi) of roadways by the end of 1981. The first priority was a highway designated as A1, a 300 km (186 mi) stretch reaching from the capital of Lisbon north to Porto, Portugal second-largest city as its mentioned in Portugal roads map. This highway would become a crucial link to the industrial activity in the north of the country and experience the highest traffic volumes in Brisa network.
Construction began on the Prtugal road A2, which was projected to reach from Lisbon to resort areas on the southern coast. Two years after the establishment of Brisa, the right wing dictatorship was overthrown by a leftist revolution (see Portugal roads map). The new regime included Brisa in a program of nationalization, first taking control of 40 percent of the company and eventually gaining a 90 percent share. Road construction continued stretch by stretch under socialist control. As the first highway sections were completed on the A1 and A2, the government concession was expanded to include adjoining stretches.
Infrastructure projects are expected to be launched between 2001 and 2005, including additional roads, dams and ports, a new international airport (to be built at Ota, north of Lisbon), a new metro (subway) system at Oporto, modernization of the country railroad system, and an upgrade of the natural gas pipeline system. As a result, Portugal has a well-developed transportation network with 59,110 kilometers (37,000 miles) of paved roads, including 797 kilometers (498 miles) of expressways, 2,850 kilometers (1,780 miles) of railroads, and some 820 kilometers (513 miles) of navigable inland waterways (of relatively little importance to the national economy) as you can see in Portugal roads map.
The Portugal highway map shows toll and free motorways of Portugal. This highways map of Portugal will allow you to prepare your routes on motorways of Portugal in Europe. The Portugal highway map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The net of streets and highways has a total length of 82,900 km as its shown in Portugal highway map. Theoretically, this is 8.07 meter for each of the 10 millions inhabitants of the country. Portugal hereby ranks 67th in a worldwide comparison. The SCUT system was introduced in 1997 and eliminated in 2011. Since then, those who use these highways have to pay via electronic toll.
You arrive in Portugal today and use the highway with electronic tolls to Porto, you will pay 0.74 € plus 0.32 € aside from the toll rates. Tomorrow, if you use the highway from Porto to Viana do Castelo, you will pay 0.32 € plus toll rates as its mentioned in Portugal highway map. At night, on your way back, you will still have to pay the toll rates plus the 0.32 €. Gas stations at highways and speed ways are usually open 24/7. Max speed is 120 kilometres per hour in highways, speed ways and similar, but smaller roads are usually around 70-80 kilometres per hour.
Brisa is the company that holds the largest road concession granted by the Portuguese government, and it constructs, maintains, and operates the country's main network of tolled expressways. Its 1,100km highway network encompasses a major north-south expressway along the Atlantic coast, a circle of roads around Lisbon, and a highway that reaches east from Lisbon to the Spanish border as you can see in Portugal highway map.