PMCG has recently launched a study to assess the traffic demand of the East-West Highway (EWH) of Georgia, together with Analysis and Consulting Team (ACT).
The research is being conducted under the World Bank funded “Georgia East West Highway Corridor Development Project: Private Sector Participation and Long-Term Financial Sustainability Options”.
The study aims to analyze the traffic situation in Georgia, taking into consideration its economic sustainability for the private sector. PMCG and ACT are conducting origin and destination surveys, roadside interviews, and stated preference surveys, in order to obtain a fuller picture.
At a total length of approximately 440 km, the EWH is the main channel for long-distance road traffic in Georgia and is used by all kinds of vehicles from Azerbaijan and Armenia to Georgia’s Black Sea ports and Turkey. The highway is also part of the Pan-European corridor linking the EU with Central Asia and part of the Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) program. Therefore, it plays a crucial role in facilitating trade and sustainable economic development.