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Armenia Road Network

Armenia Roads

Armenia has a relatively well-developed road network, serving all areas of its economy with 257.6 kilometres of roads per 1,000 square kilometres. Most of freight and passenger transport is made by road. The road network is 7,700 kilometres long with 1,400 km of interstate roads, 2,520 km of regional roads and 3,780 km of local roads. Surface condition of these roads varies from excellent to fair, although all are passable. Many sections are dual carriageway. The southern half of the country is very mountainous and has only one single main road stretching from Vaik to Meghri on the Iranian border. Damage to this road due to an earthquake or landslide could severely affect transportation of supplies to the region. Secondary roads are in poor condition and local knowledge would be essential before dispatching any supplies along such routes. The average width of the main roads is from 6 to 8 m and the secondary roads up to around 5 m. The road surface is mainly asphalt. Most of the roads are open all year, however during the winter; the roads in the North (Shirak and Lori Marzes) and in the South (Synik) could be closed for shorter periods due to insufficient snow cleaning machinery. The heavy snow and fogs are mostly common from the end of January to the beginning of February
From 1992 till nowadays road reconstruction an rehabilitation are one of main areas were government of Armenia is involved together with different international organizational and fund, such as World bank and MCA ( millennium challenges Account) and All Armenian Fund. . With help of these organizations all major roads and know even small a road has been reconstructed and some portions even completely rebuild. Such as recently build tunnel between roads Sevan-Dilijan let to bypass certain mount passes. Overall road maintenance relies on Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia.

Distance Matrix

DISTANCES FROM CAPITAL CITY TO MAJOR TOWNS (Km)

 

Yerevan

Gyumri

Vanadzor

Goris

Vardenis

Ashotsk

Meghri

Idjevan

Yerevan

 

125

118

240

162

160

373

135

Gyumri

125

 

60

365

238

36

498

136

Vanadzor

118

60

 

368

166

92

491

76

Goris

240

365

368

 

402

400

133

375

Vardenis

162

238

166

402

 

274

535

156

Ashotsk

160

36

92

400

274

 

533

172

Meghri

373

498

491

133

535

533

 

508

Idjevan

135

136

76

375

156

172

508

 

Road Security

Public Safety is of major concern to the Republic of Armenia established in National Security Strategy of the Republic of Armenia. High level political interest in improving road safety clearly exists in Armenia, with the ambition to achieve the good practice road safety levels found in Europe. Armenia is firmly committed to improving its safety performance. In December 2005, a Presidential decree formed a multi-agency Task Force to develop proposals to address traffic management and safety issues and to develop proposals to reform the provision of traffic safety management services provided by the traffic police.

The vehicle fleet in Armenia is old (12 years on average) and of relatively poor safety quality, however at least 10,000 newer vehicles are imported annually. Armenia is experiencing rapid growth in motor vehicle ownership and use. In the last five years the motor vehicle fleet increased by 30%, while the traffic carried by road increased by 38% (freight) and 61% (passengers). This rapid motorization is causing traffic congestion in Yerevan and traffic collisions to increase rapidly across the country

Due to violation of ceasefire there have been reports of sporadic gunfire on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan mainly in areas of Tavush and Gegharkunik regions.   There was several incidents on road between Ijevan and Noyemberyan, which passes close to the border and military emplacements, where there have also been reports of gunfire. It is recommended to take a route further to the west if you are travelling between Armenia and Georgia, through the Lori region

In the winter due to heavy snows some roads, especially road from Vanadzor to Yerevan and Yerevan to Kapan might be closed for one or two days, in Winter all trucks have to have chains to dive through mountainous areas 

Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits

According to local legislation there are limits on certain axle loads

  • Single axel up to 10 tons
  • Double axel up to 18 tons
  • Triple axel up to 22 tons.

Above these limits there are charges per km, which has to be paid at the border crossing, in case trucks are registered not in Armenia, and trucks registered in Armenia within 30 days.

Charges per km for truck with single axel exceeding load of 10 tons

AMD

USD

Load Capacity: From 10 – up to 10.5 tons 

45.00

0.11

Load Capacity: From 10.5 – up to 11 tons 

110.00

0.27

Load Capacity: From 11.00 – up to 11.5 tons 

175.00

0.42

Load Capacity: From 11.5 – up to 12.00 tons 

265.00

0.64

Load Capacity: From 12.00 – up to 12.5 tons 

375.00

0.91

Load Capacity: From 12.5 – up to 13.00 tons 

530.00

1.28

Load Capacity: From 13.00 – up to 13.5 tons 

770.00

1.87

Load Capacity: From 13.50 – up to 14.0 tons 

1100.00

2.66

Load Capacity: From 14.00 – up to 14.5 tons 

1430.00

3.46

Load Capacity: From 14.5 – up to 15.00 tons 

1760.00

4.26

Load Capacity: From 15.00 – up to 15.5 tons 

2100.00

5.09

Load Capacity: From 15.5 – up to 16.0 tons 

2400.00

5.81

Above 16.00 tons and higher  2400 AMD plus 45 AMD per each 500 KG per KM

Charges per km for truck with double  axel exceeding load of 18 tons

AMD

USD

Load Capacity: From 18 – up to 19 tons 

265.00

0.64

Load Capacity: From 19 – up to 20 tons 

380.00

0.92

Load Capacity: From 20 – up to 21 tons 

430.00

1.04

Load Capacity: From 21 – up to 22 tons 

700.00

1.70

Load Capacity: From 23 – up to 23 tons 

925.00

2.24

Load Capacity: From 23 – up to 24 tons 

1190.00

2.88

Load Capacity: From 24 – up to 25 tons 

1540.00

3.73

Load Capacity: From 25– up to 26 tons 

1950.00

4.72

Above 26 tons, 2650 AMD plus 55 AMD per each 1000 KG per KM

Charges per km for truck with triple  axel exceeding load of 22 tons

AMD

USD

Load Capacity: From 22 – up to 22.5 tons 

90.00

0.22

Load Capacity: From 22.5 – up to 23 tons 

110.00

0.27

Load Capacity: From 23 – up to 24 tons 

175.00

0.42

Load Capacity: From 24 – up to 25 tons 

265.00

0.64

Load Capacity: From 25 – up to 26 tons 

395.00

0.96

Load Capacity: From 26 – up to 27 tons 

550.00

1.33

Load Capacity: From 27 – up to 28 tons 

705.00

1.71

Load Capacity: From 28– up to 29 tons 

880.00

2.13

Load Capacity: From 29 –up to30 tons 

1080.00

2.62

Load Capacity: From 30 – up to31 tons 

1300.00

3.15

Load Capacity: From 31 – up to 32 tons 

1540.00

3.73

Load Capacity: From 32 – up to33 tons 

1805.00

4.37

Load Capacity: From 33 – up to34 tons 

2135.00

5.17

Load Capacity: From 34 – up to35 tons 

2650.00

6.42

Above 35 tons and higher  2650 AMD plus 45 AMD per each 1000 KG per KM

NOTE: For trucks crossing border, these charges are  paid at the border to the customs office or at final destination before goods are released  

Axle load limits

LCA Country

Transit Country

Truck with 2 axles

18,000 Kg

10,000 kg

Truck with 3 axles

22,000 Kg

30,000 kg

Truck with 4 axles

36,000 kg

40,000 kg

 

Road Class and Surface Conditions

According to local legislation (Nº 112 dated, 12th Jan, 2008) there are 3 types of roads in Armenia.   They are interstate, republican and regional

Classification

Road Description

Class: Interstate, code M1 RN

FromYerevan– Gyumri – Gogavan, average width 8 mt  

Class: Interstate, code M2 RN

FromYerevan– Goris – Meghri, average width 5 mt  

Class: Interstate, code M6 RN

FromYerevan–Vanadzor – Sadakhlo, average width 5 mt  

Route Nationale (bitumen), Route Nationale (gravel), Route District (gravel), Unclassified Route, Urban Routes etc…

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