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Chad Road Network


For information on Chad Road Network contact details, please see the following link:

4.2.1 Chad Government Contact List

Transport infrastructure within Chad is generally poor, especially in the north and east of the country. The roads are mostly unpaved and are likely to be impassable during the wet season, especially in the southern half of the country. In the north, roads are merely tracks across the desert.
The Chadian road network (42,000 km out of which, 6,200 km are primary roads) is made of 996 km of asphalted roads. A large majority of roads are flat.
Fuel supplies can be erratic, even in the south-west of the country, and are expensive. Gas stations are only available in Chad’s main cities: N’Djamena, Moundou and Abeche. Elsewhere they are almost non-existent.
Chad has a decennial sector-based policy: Transport National strategy (Strategie Nationale des Transports / SNT) 2000-2009. Inventory has been realised between 2004 and 2005 and procedures of the Road Maintenance Fund (Fond d’Entretien Routier / FER) has been simplified. Despite some improvements, current situation remains with extremely low and irregular service levels.
Road sector management planning remains focused on asphalting road and doesn’t include enough preventive road maintenance, especially on asphalted and dirt road.
In Eastern Chad, Ministere des Infrastructures remains focused on the road link Abeche – Adre, entirely renewed, and on Abeche – Goz Beida.
Rehabilitation of transborder road Adre – Ade as well as Regional Interest Road (Route d’Interet Regionale) Ade – Goz Beida is considered as Priority Interest Project (Projet d’Interet Prioritaire) identified previously by the National Road Network Plan updated in 2005.
Rehabilitation of others roads of Regional Interest are not included yet in the government’ priorities.
Tolls can be found on main asphalted road (every 100 km). Bureau National de Fret currently manages 11 tolls gate.
Fee (by vehicle): 500 CFA.
Tolls fee is a source of revenue for Maintenance and rehabilitation road fund.
BNF is also in charge to collect data and to provide statistics on transport for vehicle > 7 Tons (national and international transit).

Distance Matrix

The stretches of roads described below have been selected to give a detailed overview on the main roads currently used as well as roads which could become corridors in the future.
Route times given in this chapter are indicative. Those are driving hours, not including time required for drivers to perform administrative tasks or vehicle maintenance. In addition, due to the poor truck conditions for most transporters in Chad, significant time is lost on repair operations.
Finally, in order to reduce the amount of bribes to be paid along the road, truck drivers often move in convoys which significantly increases the delivery time.

From To Distance (Km)
N’Djamena Abéché (Mongo) 902
N’Djamena Abéché  (Ati) 762
Mongo Am Timan 258
Abéché Adré 272
Abéché Kufra (Eastern) 1440
Abéché Kufra (Western) 1460
N’Djamena Mao 288
N’Djamena Moundou 594
Moundou Danamadji xx
Moundou Goré xx
Moundou Larmanaye xx
Moundou Léré xx

For information on Chad road network distance and time matrixs, please see the following document:

Chad Road Network Additional Information

Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.

Road Security

Road security is always a concern in Chad. Eastern and Southern Chad suffers from most of attacks on vehicle.
A lot of Organizations’ cars were already stolen, sometimes in violent aggression. EUFOR can organize some escorts but private trucks chartered by organizations can not travel with escort and most NGO’s try to avoid direct contacts with military forces.

Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits

2 weighbridges in N’Djamena for vehicles coming from Cameroon.
In other part of Chad, Mobile Brigades are in charge of road network monitoring, equipped with axle-scale.
Amends:
PTAC: Overweight > 5 T: 25.000 CFA / extra ton
Overweight between 5 and 10 T: 50.000 CFA / extra ton
Overweight > 10 T: 75.000 CFA / extra ton
Axle: 25.000 CFA / extra ton
Normally, Road department (Direction des routes) advises to unload overweight then to give the fine.
Money entries coming from fines are included in the Road Maintenance Fund.
Vehicles in Chad must not exceed:
Axle load limits :
Simple axle : 13 T
Double axle : 21 T
Triple axle : 27 T
Maximum Authorized Load (PTAC): 50 T or maximum axle load authorized.
Size : width 2,5 m / height 4 m

For information on Chad road network details on weightbridges and axle load llimits, please see the following document:

Chad Road Network Additional Information

Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.

Road Class and Surface Conditions

Classification Description
National Road (bitumen/Dirt road)
From N’Djamena to main cities
Road and tracks in rural areas (Dirt road)
Only dirt road. Main network.
Regional or Local Interest Road (dirt road / tracks)
Only dirt road.

For information on Chad road network details on construction, road corridors and bridges, please see the following document:

Chad Road Network Additional Information

Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.