360 Degree Orbital Beltway Cities


M-60 Motorway around Manchester – Source: tameside.gov.uk

The following list identifies those cities around the globe that are circled by a full orbital expressway system (a.k.a. beltway, ring road, perimeter highway, loop, beltline etc.) encircling the city 360 degrees. Inland cities have an advantage for being included over coastal ones because the coastline makes it difficult, if not impossible, to encircle the city with an expressway.

While in a number of cases a singularly numbered or named roadway completes the orbital trip around the city, in many cases identified below, it takes several different roads to complete the task. To be included, the orbital must be limited access and not pass through or close to the central business district. Also provided is the length of each orbital expressway, if it is known.

As always, any additional information, corrections, or revisions are most welcome to make this post as current as possible.

Existing/Soon to be completed full Orbitals

  • Abilene, TX: I-20, US 89/277, and Loop 322
  • Ahmadabad, India: Sardar Patel Ring Road = 47 miles

Ahmedabad Ring Road – Source: en.wikipedia.org

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands: A10 (Ring Amsterdam) = 20 miles
  • Ann Arbor, MI: I-94, US 23, and M14* = 24 miles
  • Ankara, Turkey: Otoyol 20 = 68 miles
  • Antwerp, Belgium: R1 (Ring Antwerpen)
  • Appleton, WI: I-41 and WI441 = 22 miles
  • Athens, GA: Loop 10 (Athens Perimeter Highway) = 19 miles
  • Atlanta, GA: I-485 (Perimeter Highway) = 64 miles
  • Augusta, GA: I-20 and I-520 (Bobby Jones Expressway) = 34 miles
  • Baltimore, MD: I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) = 51 miles
  • Bangalore, India: Outer Ring Road = 37 miles
  • Bangkok, Thailand: T9 (Kanchana Phisek Road – Outer Ring Road)
  • Beijing, China (5):
    1. Third Ring Road
    2. Fourth Ring Road = 40.6 miles
    3. CH550 (Fifth Ring Road) = 61 miles
    4. G4501 (Sixth Ring Road) = 140 miles
    5. G95 (Seventh Ring Road) = 584 miles
  • Berlin, Germany: A10 (Berliner Ring) = 122 miles

Berliner ring – Source: en.wikipedia.org

  • Bilbao, Spain: Autopista M-8, A-8, and N-637
  • Birmingham, England, UK: M5, M6, M40, and M42 (Box Orbital)
  • Bordeaux, France: A630/N230 (Rocade de Bordeaux)
  • Breda, Netherlands: A16, A27, and A59
  • Budapest, Hungary: M0 Motorway = 67 miles when completed
  • Burgos, Spain: Autopista 30 (Circumvalacion Burgos)
  • Cairo, Egypt: Ring Road = 45 miles
  • Calgary, AB, Canada: Alberta 201 (Stoney Trail/Ring Road) = 62 miles when completed in 2021
  • Campinas, Brazil: SP065, SP083, and SP348 (Rodoanel Dom Pedro)
  • Changchun, China: G1 and G0-102 (Changchunraocheng Expressway)
  • Changsha, China: G0401 (Changsharaocheng Expressway)
  • Charlotte, NC: I-485 = 67.6 miles
  • Charleroi, Belgium: R33
  • Chengdu, China (3):
    1. Third Ring Road
    2. G4201 (Chengduraocheng Expressway)
    3. G4202 (Chengdu #2 Raocheng Expressway)
  • Chifeng, China: G16 and G45
  • Chongqing, China (3):
    1. G50, G65, and G75
    2. G5001 (Chongqingraocheng Expressway)
    3. Third under development
  • Cincinnati, OH: I-275 (Circle Freeway) = 87 miles
  • Cologne, Germany: A1, A3, and A4 = 31 miles
  • Columbia, SC: I-20, I-26, and I-77 = 37 miles
  • Columbus, OH: I-270 (Outerloop or Jack Nicklaus Freeway)= 55 miles
  • Cordoba, Argentina: A019 (Ave. de Circunvalacion) = 33 miles when completed
  • Dallas, TX: I-20, I-635 (LBJ Freeway), I-35E, and Loop 12/408 = 63 miles or alternatively I-20, I-635, and TX161 = 68 miles
  • Datong, China: G55 and G5501 (Datongraocheng Expressway)
  • Denver, CO: I-25, I-70, I-76, I-225, I-270, and E470 = 58 miles
  • Des Moines, IA: I-35/80, US 65, and IA5 = 48 miles
  • Dongguan: Huancheng Road
  • Dortmund, Germany: E34, E37, and E41
  • Dusseldorf, Germany: E31, E35, A44, and A46
  • Eau Claire, WI: I-94, US 53, and WI29 = 43 miles
  • Edmonton, AB, Canada: Loop 216 (Henday Drive) = 48 miles

Alberta 216/Hendry Drive in Edmonton: Source: en.wikipedia.org

  • Fayetteville, NC: I-95 and I-295 (under construction) = 52 miles
  • Fort Wayne, IN: I-69 and I-469 = 50 miles
  • Fort Worth, TX: I-20 and I-820 = 48 miles
  • Foshan, China: S82 (Ring Line)
  • Frankfurt, Germany: A3, A5, and A661
  • Fuzhou, China: S1531 (Fuzhouraocheng Expressway) and Third Ring Expressway
  • Green Bay, WI: I-41, I-43, and WI172 = 24 miles
  • Greensboro, NC: I-840 (under construction), I-73, and I-85 (Urban Loop) = 44 miles when completed

Greensboro Urban Loop – Source: en.wikipedia.org

  • Guadalajara, Mexico: Anillo Perifirico, M90D, and M23
  • Guangzhou, China: G1501 (Second Ring Expressway)
  • Guilin, China: G72, G65, and G2201 (Guilinraocheng Expressway)
  • Guiyang, China: G6001 (Guiyangraocheng Expressway)
  • Hamilton, ON, Canada: 403, QEW, Lincoln Parkway, and Red Hill Valley Parkway
  • Hampton Roads, VA: I-64 and I-664 (Hampton Roads Beltway) = 56 miles
  • Handan, China: G22 (Handanraocheng Expressway)
  • Hangzhou, China: G2501 (Hangzhouraocheng Expressway)
  • Harbin, China: G1001 (Harbinraocheng Expressway)
  • Harrisburg, PA: I-76 (PA Turnpike), I-81, I-83, I-283 (Capital Beltway), and US 15 = 38 miles
  • Hohhot, China: G7 and G0601 (Hohhotraocheng Expressway)
  • Houston, TX (2):
    1. I-610 (Inner Loop) = 38 miles
    2. Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Tollway/Freeway) = 88 miles
    3. TX 99 (Grand Parkway) = 184 miles when completed

I-610 and TX-8 (Sam Houston Tollway) – Source: en.wikipedia.org

  • Huizhou, China: G25, S20, and S21
  • Hyderabad, India: Nehru Outer Ring Road = 98 miles
  • Indianapolis, IN: I-465 = 53 miles
  • Jacksonville, FL: I-295 = 61 miles
  • Jilin, China: G1201 (Jilinraocheng Expressway) and G12
  • Jinan, China: G2001 (Jinanraocheng Expressway)
  • Johannesburg, South Africa: N1, N3, and N12 (Bypass) = 50 miles
  • Kansas City, MO: I-435 = 83 miles
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: MRR2, KESAS, E1 and E6
  • Kunshan, China: Middle Ring Expressway
  • Lahore, Pakistan: Lahore Ring Road = 53 miles
  • Lakeland, FL: I-4 and FL570 = 38 miles
  • Lansing, MI: I-69, I-96, and US 127= 32 miles
  • Laval, QC, Canada: AR-13, AR-40, and AR-640
  • Lawrence, MA: I-495, I-93, and MA213 = 17 miles
  • Lehigh Valley, PA (Allentown-Bethlehem): I-78, US 22, and PA 33 = 36 miles
  • Leipzig, Germany: E49, E51, and A38
  • Lille, France: A25, A22, N227, and D652
  • Lisbon, Portugal: E1, IP7, A33, and A12
  • Little Rock, AR: I-30, I-40, I-430, and I-440 = 45 miles
  • Liuzhou, China: G72, G78, and S31
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia: A1, A2, and H3 (Ring Road) = 18 miles
  • London, England, UK: M25 (London Orbital Motorway) = 122 miles
  • Los Angeles, CA: I-5, I-210, I-405 (San Diego Freeway), and I-605 = 118 miles
  • Louisville, KY: I-64, I-71, I-264 Patterson Expressway), and I-265 (Snyder Freeway) = 63 miles
  • Lubbock, TX: Loop 289 = 26 miles
  • Macon, France: A6, A40, A406
  • Madrid, Spain (3):
    1. Autopsista M-30 (Circunvalacion) = 20 miles
    2. Autopista M-40 (Distributor) = 39.3 miles
    3. Autopsista M-2, Autopsista M-40, and Autopsist M-50 = 53 miles

M-30 and M-40 around Madrid – Source: en.wikipedia.org

  • Mainz, Germany: A60, A643, and A671
  • Manchester, England, UK: M60 (Ring Motorway) = 36 miles
  • Mannheim, Germany: A6 and A61
  • Mesa, Arizona: Loop 101 and Loop 202 = 48 miles
  • Milan, Italy: A50, A51, and A52
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN: I-494 and I-694 = 73.8 miles
  • Minsk, Belarus (2):
    1. Minsk Beltway = 35 miles
    2. M1 and M14
  • Montreal, QC, Canada: AR-20, AR-30, and AR-40
  • Moscow, Russia: Fourth Ring Road (MKAD) = 68 miles
  • Nagoya, Japan: 302 (Nagoya Beltway)
  • Nanchang, China: G6001 (Nanchangraocheng Expressway) and G60
  • Nanjing, China: G2501 (Nanjingraocheng Expressway)
  • Nanning, China: G5101 (Outer Ring Expressway), G80, and G7201 (Nanningraocheng Expressway)
  • Nanyang, China: G8311 (Nanyanberaocheng Expressway), G55 , and S83
  • Nashville, TN: I-24, I-40, I-440, and TN155 (Briley Parkway) = 32 miles
  • Newark, NJ: I-78, I-95, Garden State Parkway, and NJ3
  • New York City, NY-NJ: I-287, I-678, NY/NJ440, and Belt Parkway = 176 miles
  • Ningbo, China: G1501 (Ningboraocheng Expressway)
  • Oldenburg, Germany: A28, A29, and A293
  • Orlando, FL: I-4, FL-417 (Central Florida Greeneway), and FL-429 = 91 miles
  • Paris, France (2):
    1. Boulevard Peripherique = 22 miles
    2. A86 (Super Peripherique) = 49.8 miles
  • Philadephia, PA-NJ: I-95, I-276 (PA Turnpike), I-295, I-476, and US 322 = 120 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ: I-10, Loop 101 and Loop 202 = 92 miles
  • Pittsburgh, PA: I-70, I-76 (PA Turnpike), and I-79= 125 miles
  • Porto, Portugal: A1, A20, and A44 (Via Cintura Interna – CRIP) = 39 miles
  • Quad Cities, IL-IA: I-74, I-80, and I-280 = 54 miles
  • Quanzhou, China: G1502 (Quanzhouhuancheng Expressway) and G15
  • Raleigh, NC (2):
    1. I-40 and I-440 (Beltline) = 24 miles
    2. I-540/NC540 (Triangle Expressway) = 70.8 miles when completed
  • Rennes, France: N136 (Rocade) = 18.5 miles
  • Richmond, VA: I-64, I-295, I-895, and VA288 = 63 miles
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: SA-500 (Ring Road)
  • Rome, Italy: A90 (Circonvallazione) = 42.4 miles
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands: E19, E25, A4, and A15
  • San Antonio, TX (2):
  • I-410 (Loop 410/Connally Loop) = 49 miles
  • Loop 1604 = 94.4 miles when completed
  • Santiago, Chile: A70 (Américo Vespucio Expressway) = 40.1 miles when completed
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil: SP021 (Rodoanel Mario Covas) = 110 miles when completed

SP-021 around Sao Paulo – Source: en.wikipedia.org

  • Saskatoon, SK, Canada: Circle Drive = 17 miles
  • Sendai, Japan: Sendai Road and Tohoku Exxpressway
  • Seoul, South Korea: SK100 (Seouloegwaksunhwan Expressway) = 79.3 miles
  • Seville, Spain: Autovia SE-40 = 48.2 miles when completed
  • Shanghai, China (4):
    1. Inner Ring Road
    2. Middle Ring Road
    3. S-20 (Outer Ring Expressway)
    4. G1501/S-20 (Shanghairaochen Expressway)
  • Shenyang, China: G1501 (Shenyangraocheng Expressway)
  • Sioux Falls, SD: I-29, I-90, and I-229 = 23 miles
  • Songyuan, China: G45 and G1202 (Songyuanraocheng Expressway)
  • Springfield, MO: I-44, US 60, US 65, and MO360 = 36 miles
  • St. Louis, MO: I-270 and I-255 = 81.4 miles
  • St. Petersburg, Russia: A118 = 88 miles

A-118 around St. Petersburg – Source: en.wikipedia.org

  • Texarkana, AR/TX: I-30, I-49, and I-369 (The Loop) = 21.4 miles
  • Tokyo, Japan: C2 (Central Circular) and B (Bayshore) = 40 miles
  • Toulouse, France: A61, A62, and A620 (Perpherique) = 21.7 miles
  • Trenton, NJ: I-95 and I-295
  • Tyler, TX: TX-49 and I-20: approx. 60 miles when completed
  • Valladolid, Spain: Autopista 62 and Autovia VA-30 (Ronda Exterior)
  • Washington, DC: I-95 and I-495 (Capital Beltway) = 64 miles

Washington’s Capital Beltway – Source: en.wikipedia.org

  • Wenzhou, China: G10, G-15, and G1513
  • Wichita, KS: I-35, I-135, I-235, and KS96 = 39 miles
  • Winchester, VA: I-81 and VA37 = 15 miles
  • Winnipeg, MB, Canada: Perimeter Highway = 56 miles
  • Wuhan, China (2):
    1. Third Ring Line = 57 miles
    2. G50 and G70
  • Xi’an, China: G3001, (Xianraocheng Expressway)
  • Xingtai, China: G2516 and G-4
  • Xuzchou, China: G2513, G-3, and G-30
  • Yinchuan, China: G0601 (Yincuanraocheng Expressway) and G6
  • Zaragoza, Spain: Autovia Z-40 = 21.1 miles
  • Zhengzhou, China: G3001(Zhengzhouraocheng Expressway), G630, and G4

* Though surrounded by freeways, one cannot take westbound I-94 to eastbound M-14 and vice versa.

Planned full Orbitals – longer term to completion

  • Birmingham, AL: I-459, I-59, and future I-422 = 94.3 miles when completed by 2054
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX: Loop 9
  • Denver, CO: E470 Beltway
  • Lincoln, NE: I-80, US 77 and Lincoln Beltway = 43 miles
  • Prague, Czech Republic: D0 Motorway = 48 or 56 miles depending on route chosen
  • Sofia, Bulgaria: 18 (Ring Road) = 40 miles when completed
  • Tokyo, Japan: C3 (Tokyo Gaikan Expressway)
  • Warsaw, Poland: S2, S7, s8, and S17 (Express Ring Road)
  • Winston-Salem, NC: I-40, and I-274 = 45 miles when completed

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