M37 highway (Turkmenistan)

The M37 highway
Route information
Part of E60
Part of AH5
Highway system
The highway passes north through the Karakum Desert

The M37 highway is a highway in Turkmenistan. It is the Turkmenistan section of the European route E60 and Asian Highway AH5, which connects Brest, France to Irkeshtam, Kyrgyzstan on the border with the People's Republic of China. It connects most of the major cities in the country from Türkmenbaşy on the Caspian Sea on the west coast to Bukhara, Uzbekistan.[1]

From Türkmenbaşy the highway proceeds east, passing through Jebel, Balkanabat, Gumdag, Bereket, Serdar, Bäherden, Gokdepe, Ashgabat, Gämi, Anew, Artyk, Kaka, Dushak, Tejen, Hanhowuz Reservoir, Mary, Bayramaly, crosses the Karakum Canal, proceeding north into the Karakum Desert of the Repetek Nature Reserve, passing Bagtyýarlyk şäherçesi, Turkmenabat, Farap, before crossing the Amu Darya and into Uzbekistan.

The Ashgabat to Tejen section was expanded into a multi-lane high speed motorway during 2021.[2]


  1. ^ "Asian Highway Database". United Nations ESCAP.
  2. ^ "The President of Turkmenistan familiarised with infrastructure of Ashkhabad- Tejen motorway". Orient. 2021-10-30. Retrieved 2022-09-20.

External links

  • Mapillary
  • OpenStreetMap map of M37 highway in Turkmenistan
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