Micronesia, Federated States of
2.3 Micronesia Road Network

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) consists of 607 islands extending 2,900 km (1,802 mi) across the archipelago of the Caroline Islands east of the Philippines. FSM has 388 Km of roads 184 sealed 204 unsealed (CIA Fact book)

The islands are grouped into four states, which are Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae. The capital is Palikir, on Pohnpei. The majority of the roads are on these 4 main state islands. Few outer islands have any type of vehicle roads and rely on small walking tracks to get between villages.

The departments of transport and public works in each state are responsible for the maintenance of roads. While heavy equipment is available on the main islands (with the exception of Chuuk) the cost of fuel and materials restricts maintenance activities.

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link:  4.1 Government Contact List

Road Class and Surface Condition

Road Condition

Distance /Driving time


Pohnpei has approximately 100 km of good condition sealed roads.

Many small unsealed peripheral roads run off the main road to service villages and communities or provides access to the ocean 

100Km of roads

3-4 hours to drive around the island


Pohnpei–Kolonia town


Roads on Weno are in very poor condition. Road is sealed in Weno township approximately 5Km and balance is degraded sealed road or dirt road. Total Main road is approximately 20Km with unsealed peripheral roads


Road East of Weno Airport


Fefen and Dublon in Truk Lagoon have unsealed roads


Fefen 12 Km 2-3hour drivng time

Dublon 10 Km 2-3 hours driving time



Roads in Yap are in very good condition and repair.

40 km sealed roads

10 km unsealed roads


Typical Yap Road



Sealed Roads in Kosrae are in fair condition as are most unsealed road.

Unsealed roads on the southern and south-western side of the island are in poor condition and are 4WD access only.

30Km Sealed Road

30 Km unsealed main road between Okat and Utwa Ma via Walung


Typical unsealed road in Northern Kosrae


Road Security

Traffic moves at a 40Km max speed limit on all the islands. The greatest risk is posed by inexperienced drivers as there is a very basic competence test to obtain a license, additionally there is an issue of right hand drive cars being driven on the left hand side of the road  

Apart from the cultural expectation, it is a rule that vehicles must drive slowly through village areas. 

Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits 

There are no weighbridges or policing of axle load limits. 

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