Centering on Urumqi, a network of highways has been shaped, with seven national highways as the backbone, connecting Xinjiang to Gansu and Qinghai provinces and Tibet autonomous region, and as far as countries in Central and West Asia.
The network of highways connects 72 provincial highways, every city, county and town in Xinjiang. By the end of 2017, the length of highways open to traffic in Xinjiang reached 186,000 kilometers, of which 4,578 km are expressways. Four expressways (Turpan- Urumqi-Dahuangshan, Urumqi-Kuytun, Kuytun-Sayram and Hoxud-Korla expressways) have been built and opened to traffic.
So far, highway transport business has been conducted between Xinjiang and five foreign countries, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikstan and Pakistan. Sixty-three international highway transport lines have been opened in Xinjiang. The region has ranked at the top in China in terms of foreign transport lines, length of highways open to traffic and the number of vehicles.