Abstract: Since the proposition of the Belt and Road Initiative, China’s overseas highway projects have developed rapidly. As the leading carrier for the construction of other projects, highway construction is vital to the construction of other supporting facilities, and at the same time it can stimulate economic growth in the regions along the Belt and Road and narrow the development gap between them. However, presently there are few statistics on China’s overseas highway projects, and there is a lack of datasets on overseas highway projects. This dataset uses web crawler technology, various corporate official website consultation reports, OSM (open street map) and DIVA-GIS road data sources to collect information on 99 highway projects in 51 countries, including 14 items of basic information such as the project location and construction of highway projects, start time, route length, construction unit and cooperation mode. The collection of road information not only is conducive to enterprises to strengthen communication, formulate more international norms, rationally carry out investment in overseas highway projects, but also has positive significance for the overall planning and layout of China’s overseas highway engineering projects.
Keywords: Belt and Road; infrastructure; highway; number of starts