List of primary highways in Catalonia

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The network of primary highways (freeways or not) in Catalonia, Spain, can be divided into two groups: highways managed by the Spanish Government and highways managed by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalonia's Government).

The first group are itineraries included in the Red de Interés General del Estado (Spanish highways network), which generally either serve as long-distance connectors beyond the Catalonia's field or either have a special strategical importance. They are mainly autopistas (Catalan: autopistes) or autovías (Catalan: autovies) but some regular roads can also be found (most of them are in process or in prospect of being upgraded to autovía).

The second group are itineraries mainly used for Catalonia's internal transport. However, some of these highways (such as C-31, C-32 or C-58) are main communication paths and suffer from heavy traffic.

Primary highways managed by the Spanish Government[edit]

The following highways (freeways or not) are managed by the Spanish Government. The list is arranged by itineraries, some of them formed by sections of different categories. The category field indicates if the sections are autopistas (generally tolled freeways under a concession contract), autovías or simple single-lane roads.

Signal Denomination Category Itinerary (only sections inside Catalonia's territory are listed)
A-2.png Autovía A-2 autovía Aragonese border - Lleida - Barcelona
Caldes de Malavella - Fornells de la Selva
sections not upgraded to autovía keep the old name, N-II
N-II road Barcelona - Caldes de Malavella
Fornells de la Selva - French border at La Jonquera
future sections upgraded to autovía will be renamed to A-2
AP-2Spain.png
Tabliczka E90.svg
Autopista AP-2
European route E90
autopista Spain traffic signal r200.svg El Vendrell (link with AP-7) - Lleida - Aragonese border
A-7.png Autovía A-7 autovía L'Hospitalet de l'Infant - Vila-seca - Tarragona
sections not upgraded to autovía keep the former name, N-340
N-340 road Valencian Community's border - Vila-seca
Tarragona - Vallirana
future sections upgraded to autovía will be renamed to A-7
AP-7Spain.png
Tabliczka E15.svg
Autopista del Mediterrani
European route E15
autopista Spain traffic signal r200.svg French border - Girona - Montmeló
Montmeló - El Papiol
Spain traffic signal r200.svg El Papiol - Tarragona - Valencian Community's border
A-14Spain.png Autovía A-14 autovía in project: Lleida - Vielha - French border
sections not upgraded to autovía keep the former name, N-230
N-230 road Lleida - Vielha - French border
future sections upgraded to autovía will be renamed to A-14
some of this itinerary runs inside the Aragonese territory
A-22Spain.png Autovía A-22 autovía under construction: Lleida - Aragonese border
N-240 road Tarragona - Lleida
Lleida - Aragonese border
A-26Spain.png Autovía A-26 autovía Besalú - Olot
in project: Figueres - Olot
N-260 road French border at Portbou - Besalú
Olot - Ripoll
Puigcerdà - El Pont de Suert - Aragonese border
A-27Spain.png Autovía A-27 autovía under construction: Tarragona - Montblanc
A-34Spain.png Autovía A-34 autovía L'Hospitalet de l'Infant-*-Vila-seca
N-420 road Reus - Aragonese border
B-10 or Ronda Litoral autovía Barcelona's south-eastern ring road
B-20 or Ronda de Dalt autovía Barcelona's north-western ring road
Sant Boi de Llobregat - Montgat
B-23 autopista Barcelona - Molins de Rei (link with B-24)
B-24 autovía Molins de Rei (link with B-23) - Vallirana (link with N-340)
B-30 autovía AP-7's lateral road
Barberà del Vallès - Rubí
B-40 or Quart cinturó autovía under construction: Abrera - Terrassa
in prospect: Terrassa - Granollers
LL-11 autovía Eastern access to Lleida
LL-12 autovía Southern access to Lleida
T-11 autovía Western access to Reus and Tarragona

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Primary highways managed by the Generalitat de Catalunya[edit]

The primary highways managed by the Catalan Government serve mainly for transport inside Catalonia.

Since year 2004, their denomination follows the next rules:

  • The letter C before the hyphen (for example, C-31) means that the road is managed by the Generalitat de Catalunya
  • The first number after the hyphen (for example, C-31) indicates the main bound:
    • 1 for south-northbound highways
    • 2 for west-eastbound highways
    • 3 for southwest-northeastbound highways
    • 4, 5 and 6 for southeast-northwestbound highways
  • The second number after the hyphen (for example, C-31) indicates the ordinal number within the category indicated by the first number. For example, for south-northbound highways, the lowest number correspond to the westernmost highway, whereas the highest number is for the easternmost one.[1][2]

South-Northbound highways[edit]

Signal Denomination Category Itinerary
C-12 or Eix Occidental road Amposta - Móra d'Ebre - Lleida - Balaguer - Àger
C-13 or Eix del Pallars road Lleida - Esterri d'Àneu
C-14 or Eix Tarragona-Andorra autovia
road
Salou - Reus - Alcover
Alcover - Montblanc - Tàrrega - La Seu d'Urgell
C-15 or Eix Garraf-Anoia road



Vilanova i la Geltrú - Igualada

in prospect:
upgrading of the Vilanova i la Geltrú-Vilafranca del Penedès section to autovia
C-16 Catalonia.png
Tabliczka E09.svg
C-16 or Eix del Llobregat
European route E09
autopista
autopista
autovia
road
Spain traffic signal r200.svg Barcelona - Terrassa
Spain traffic signal r200.svg Terrassa - Manresa
Manresa - Berga
Berga - Spain traffic signal r200.svg Túnel del Cadí - Puigcerdà
C-17 Catalonia.png C-17 or Eix del Congost autovia
road
Barcelona - Vic
Vic - Ripoll (in process of being upgraded to autovia)

West-Eastbound highways[edit]

Signal Denomination Category Itinerary
C-25 or Eix Transversal road



Cervera - Manresa - Vic - Santa Coloma de Farners - Girona

in prospect:
upgrading of the full itinerary to autovia
C-26 or Eix Pre-Pirinenc road Alfarràs - Olot
C-28 road Vielha - Esterri d'Àneu

Southwest-Northeastbound highways[edit]

Signal Denomination Category Itinerary
C-31 or Eix Costaner road
autovia
autopista
road



El Vendrell - Vilanova i la Geltrú - Castelldefels
Castelldefels - Barcelona
Barcelona - Montgat
Santa Cristina d'Aro - Palamós - Torroella de Montgrí - Figueres

under construction:
parts of the last section are being upgraded to autovia
C-32 or Corredor del Mediterrani autopista
autopista
autovia
autopista



Spain traffic signal r200.svg El Vendrell - Castelldefels(Autopista Pau Casals or Túnels del Garraf)
Castelldefels - Sant Boi de Llobregat
some renamed sections of the B-20 in Cornellà de Llobregat
Spain traffic signal r200.svg Montgat - Mataró - Palafolls (Autopista del Maresme)

in project:
Palafolls- Blanes stretch
C-33 autopista Spain traffic signal r200.svg Barcelona - Montmeló
C-35 road
autovia
Parets del Vallès - Maçanet de la Selva
Maçanet de la Selva - Llagostera (link with C-65)
C-37 or Eix Diagonal road Alcover - Valls - Igualada - Manresa - Olot
C-38 road Sant Joan de les Abadesses - Molló

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Southeast-Northwestbound highways[edit]

Signal Denomination Category Itinerary
C-42 road L'Aldea - Tortosa
C-43 road Benifallet - Gandesa
C-44 road L'Hospitalet de l'Infant - Móra la Nova
C-45 road Maials - Seròs
C-51 road El Vendrell - Valls
C-53 road Vilagrassa - Vallfogona de Balaguer
C-55 road Abrera - Solsona
C-58 autopista
road
Barcelona (connection with C-33) - Terrassa (link with C-16)
Terrassa - Castellbell i el Vilar
C-59 autovia
road
Santa Perpètua de Mogoda - Palau-solità i Plegamans
Palau-solità i Plegamans - Santa Maria d'Oló
C-60 autovia Mataró - La Roca del Vallès
C-61 road Arenys de Mar - Sant Celoni
C-63 or Eix Selva-Garrotxa road Lloret de Mar - Olot
C-65 road
autovia
road
Sant Feliu de Guíxols - Santa Cristina d'Aro
Santa Cristina d'Aro - Llagostera (connection with C-35)
Llagostera - Girona
C-66 road
autovia
road



Palafrugell - Sarrià de Ter
Sarrià de Ter - Banyoles
Banyoles - Besalú

in project:
upgrading of the Banyoles-Besalú section to autovia

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