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Burkina Faso Road Network

Burkina Faso Roads

For information on burkina Faso Road company contact details, please see the following link:

 4.1 Burkina Faso Government Contact List

Country without a coastline, Burkina Faso is connected to neighboring capitals by tarred roads. It has over 2500 km of paved roads to total more than 15,000 km of road. The major cities are connected to the political capital by paved roads. In this context, the transport sector as a sector support to production must be able to make the economy competitive in the country by reducing the minimum costs of transport. It will then constitute an important asset for the socio-economic development of the country. Over 80% of imports and exports of the country are carried by road. This situation is the sub-sector of road infrastructure a motor of economic development and social development. Indeed, at the same time it can increase production and make the most competitive exports, the road network allows better benefit repartition of growth and is an effective means of struggle against poverty.

Distance Matrix

Distances from Capital City to Major Towns (km)

 

Ouagadougou

Ouahigouya 

Fada N'Gourma

Dori

Ouagadougou

 

181

236

290

Ouahigouya

181

 

396

297

Fada N'Gourma

236

396

 

396

Dori

290

297

396

 

Time Travel from Capital City to Major Towns (km)

 

Ouagadougou

Ouahigouya 

Fada N'Gourma

Dori

Ouagadougou

 

 3h30

3h30 

3h00 

Ouahigouya

 3h30

 

 7h00

5h30 

Fada N'Gourma

3h30 

7h00 

 

4h30

Dori

3h00 

5h30 

4h30 

 

Road Security

According to the Director General of the National Highway Safety (ONASER) Forogo Labawo, Burkina records every year over 500 people killed and over 6000 injured. It is not recommended to drive at night from 19h00 to 06h00.
  Marginal

Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits

It is important to remove overloaded trucks from West Africa’s roads. Heavy trucks do not just hasten the destruction of the road surface, which costs over $1.0 million per kilometer to replace. They also cause accidents and, over time, the road degradation they cause greatly accelerates the wear and tear on all trucks, overloaded and not. All this increases the cost of trucking and thus reduces trade. Higher costs reduce the competitiveness of West Africa’s exports and make the region’s imports more expensive. The World Bank calculates that a ten percent increase in road-transport costs reduces trade by 20 percent. Ultimately this limits economic growth. In order to accelerate long-term economic development, countries must take steps to reduce overloading. However this can be contentious in the short run, particularly if poorly organized.

Axle load limits

LCA Country

Transit Country UEMOA

Truck with 2 axles

18 Mt

18 Mt

Truck with 3 axles

26 Mt

26 Mt

Truck with 4 axles

31 Mt

31 Mt

Semi-trailer with 3 axles

30 Mt

30 Mt

Semi-trailer with 4 axles

38 Mt

38 Mt

Semi-trailer with 5 axles

43 Mt

43 Mt

Semi-trailer with 6 axles

46 Mt

46 Mt

Truck & drawbar trailer with 4 axles

38 Mt

38 Mt

Truck & drawbar trailer with 5 axles

46 Mt

46 Mt

Truck & drawbar trailer with 6 axles

51 Mt

51 Mt

Truck & drawbar trailer with 7 axles

No info

No info

Road Class and Surface Conditions

The road network inventory of Burkina Faso has a total length of 61367 km, 15272 km of which were checked, the rest of the network of rural roads network not checked is 46095 km.

 

Classification Description
National Roads
Bitumen road 3056 km – modern gravel road 100 km – ordinary gravel road 2238 km – improved track (type A) 468 km – improved track (type B) 268 km – earth track 567 km
Regional Routes*
Bitumen road 33 km – modern gravel road 0 km – ordinary gravel road 165 km – improved track (type A) 1737 km – improved track (type B) 490 km – earth track 1156 km
County Roads*
Bitumen road 13 km – modern gravel road 0 km – ordinary gravel road 101 km – improved track (type A) 1689 km – improved track (type B) 2486 km – earth track 705 km
Rural tracks
Earth track 46095 km
 
*Regional and county roads are the secondary network or distribution network.

NOTE: The information provided in the above table has been taken from the old DLCA and amended to suit the structure of the new LCA. 

For information on Burkina Faso road network additional information, please see the following documents: 

Burkina Faso Road Network Additional Information

West African Trade Routes

Bukina Faso - Tema Corridor

Burkina Faso - Lome Corridor

Burkina Faso Detailed Road Map

Burkina Faso Rapport denquete - Transport West Africa

Burkina Faso Tableau de kilometrage

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.

For information on burkina Faso Road company contact details, please see the following link:

4.1 Burkina Faso Government Contact List