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Road History

Road development characteristics by time period

Roads have contributed greatly to leading the national economy and improving the citizens’ living environment and balanced regional development. With the opening of the Gyeongbu Expressway in the 1970s, the construction of expressways, national highways and local roads officially began to cover industrial complexes, freight distribution in addition to urban and rural development in Korea.

2020
Improvement of road publicness and network efficiency

Reduce the toll fee and improve the deteriorated infrastructure

Daegu-Busan Expressway

2010
Support green growth and increase the efficiency of road investment

Reduce CO2 emissions and improve the road capacity

Second Yeongdong Expressway

2000
Continuous expansion of the arterial road network and increased connectivity

Maximize traffic efficiency and promote regional-balanced development

Gyeongchun National Highway

1990
Expansion of the expressway and national highway networks

Expand the national arterial road network and alleviate the traffic volume

Expansion of the Gyeongbu Expressway

1980
Completion of paving national highways and major local roads pavement

Focus on improving the citizen’s living environment

88 Olympic Expressway

1970
Systematic pavement of national highways and the construction of expressways

Focus on regional-balanced development

Gyeongbu Expressway

1960
Pavement of the main arterial roads

Build an infrastructure network for rapid economic growth

Samil Overpass