|Length:||141 km (88 mi)|
|To:||Cassà de la Selva|
|Primary highways in Catalonia|
C-25 or Eix Transversal (English: Transversal Arterial Road; lit. Transversal Axis) is a 280 km long primary highway in Catalonia, Spain. It crosses the Catalan Transversal Range mountainous region, communicating the northern end of the Catalan Coastal Depression with the Catalan Central Depression.
According to the current coding for highways managed by the Generalitat de Catalunya, the first number C-25 indicates that is mainly a west-eastbound highway, and the second number C-25 indicates that is the fifth southernmost. The road begins at the intersection with Autovía A-2, near Cervera (comarca of Segarra), and finishes at Cassà de la Selva (comarca of Gironès), with a total length of 141 km.
The last section of the C-25 to be constructed was finished on December 1997. The main aims of the construction of this highway were:
- to provide a high-speed alternative way for road traffic between Northeastern Catalonia (Girona, Figueres, La Jonquera...) and Western Catalonia (Lleida, Cervera...) and Aragón, avoiding the often congested Barcelona metropolitan region
- to provide a high-speed connection for Central Catalonia's main towns (Vic, Manresa, Ripoll, etc.), between them as well as with Northeastern and the Western Catalonia
- generally speaking, to create an "orbital route" in what in those days was mainly a radial network with its center in the city of Barcelona, i.e. a road network radiating out from Barcelona.
Despite these aims, the highway was built as a single-lane road and not as a freeway, and soon it was proved to become insufficient for the traffic supported.
Exit no. 132: Prison of Sant Joan, Sant Joan de Vilatorrada Centre, Manresa University Zone (8th), Ring roads of Manresa (C-16, C-55, C-25).
Exit no. 136: Santpedor, Manresa North, Ring roads of Manresa (C-16, C-55, C-25).
Exit no. 180: Vic North, Road C-17
Exit no. 182: Vic Centre, Manlleu
Exit no. 183: Roda de Ter, M.O.T. Vehicles Test
Exit no. 187: Sant Julià de Vilatorta, Calldetenes
- "Modernization of the transport system and social facilities". InfoCatalunya bulletin of the Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2009-05-07.
- L'eix transversal de Catalunya, by Societat Catalana d'Ordenació Territorial, Institut d'Estudis Catalans
- Eix Transversal accumulates almost one death per km during its seven-years life (in Catalan)
- Agreement inside the Generalitat de Catalunya for the starting of the Eix Transversal's upgrade to freeway (in Catalan)