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Cyprus Road Network

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

4.1 Cyprus Government Contact List

Since the arrival of the first motor cars on the island in 1907, Cyprus has developed one of the most modern road networks in Europe. According to 2002 statistics, the road network in the Republic of Cyprus-administered areas of Cyprus consists of about 7,206 km of paved and 4,387 km of unpaved roads. Although the first motorway in Cyprus, A1, was completed as recently as October 1985, the country already has the most motorway km per capita (38.6 km /100,000 inhabitants) amongst all European Union members. There are no toll paying roads in Cyprus to date.

For information on Cyprus Road Network Construction Projects, please see the following documents:

Cyprus Road Construction

Cyprus Road Construction Projects

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.

Distance Matrix

Road Security

Level: Good

For information on Cyprus Road Secutiry and Safety information, please see the following documents:

Cyprus Road Safety and Security

Road Class and Surface Conditions

Roads and Motorways in Cyprus can be classified into 5 main categories:

  • Motorways, 2 lanes per direction, free of any at-grade intersections. They are the most important road network on the island, and the letter "A" is used on their official numbering system. Motorways usually run parallel to the same-number "B class" intercity roads that they replaced and sometimes these roads are even transformed to Motorways (e.g. A3 Motorway and B3 road). While there is no formal announcement about the numbering of new motorways under construction and under planning, it's anticipated that they will have the same number as their current main road. So Limassol - Saittas Motorway will be coded A8 because A is the letter of Motorways and 8 because it will "replace" B8 road.
  • Main Roads, Intercity roads, mostly one lane per direction, except sometimes in residential areas up to two lanes. B is the letter used in their official numbering system, with a number up to two digits long. Most of them have been replaced with their same-number Motorway (e.g. Traffic from Nicosia to Limassol now uses the A1 Motorway while in the past B1 road was the main connection between these cities)."B type" roads can be also main avenues within the city limits.
  • Roads, secondary road network, mostly connecting rural areas. One lane per direction, always paved. They use the letter "E" in their formal numbering system and they are 3 digits long. First digit is the serial number of the main road that the secondary road begins from (or the secondary road, that begins at another secondary road which begins at a main road etc.) and the last two digits is the serial number of the road. Smaller digits where the main road begins, larger ones near main road's ending.
  • Local roads, when coded during the 80's one lane and often dirt roads, today almost completely paved, and waiting for letter re - evaluation. They use "F" in the official coding system, and they are counted in the same way as "E"s are. There is no "E" with the same number as an "F".
  • Unclassified roads. They can be "B" and "E" type. The case here is that these roads were constructed after the road network was numbered, so they will remain without a serial number and road signs will remain with gaps until the next road numbering evaluation.

For information on Cyprus Road Network Additional Details, please see the following documents:

Cyprus A1 Motorway

Cyprus A2 Motorway

Cyprus A3 Motorway

Cyprus A5 Motorway

Cyprus A6 Motorway

Cyprus A6 Motorway

Cyprus A7 Motorway

Cyprus A9 Motorway

Cyprus A22 Motorway

Cyprus International Border

Cyprus International Border ESBA

Cyprus International Border TRNC

Cyprus International Border UN Buffer Zone

Cyprus International Corridors Leading to the Country and Motorways 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.