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Guinea Roads

National roads in Guinea represent 16% of the 44,301 km of the inventoried road network. This network includes prefecture (or secondary) roads - 36%; and community (or tertiary) roads - 48%. The overall state of national roads is very unsatisfactory (paved: good 16%, average 31% and bad 50%; unpaved: good 6%, average 51% and bad 43%). There are different projects that the government intends to launch with the support of development partners. The road plan contains a portfolio of 31 priority projects estimated at 1.12 billion Euros (US $1.54 billion, GNF 10.8 trillion). It covers:

  1. Construction or rehabilitation of 2,262 km of national roads; 
  2. Construction of 31 km of two-lane roads; 
  3. Rehabilitation of 96 km of national roads; 
  4. Reinforcement of 725 km of national roads; 
  5. Improvement of 3,000 km of roads for prefectures and 4,000 km of community road; 
  6. Construction 620 km of urban roads, including 140 km in Conakry; and
  7. Installation of five (5) toll-weighing stations.

On 30 June 2015, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) announced  a loan of EUR 30 million to EBOMAF Group for the rehabilitation and paving of a section of 194 km of National Highway 6 (RN 6), connecting Kissidougou and Kankan. Built in the 1970s as part of the Guinea-Cuban cooperation, the stretch of the N6 between Kissidougou and Kankan displays a serious state of deterioration, and high congestion levels and heavy rains will make the transport of persons, freight and livestock extremely difficult.

Sogea-Satom is realizing the rehabilitation of the RN2, a distance of 53 km between Kissidougou and Guéckédou, as well as the reconstruction of ten bridges. The project is worth €55 m and is funded by the European Union (10th EDF program). It will be implemented within 24 months.

 

The road network in Guinea Republic is composed of 44,301 km as follows: 

  1. National road (RN): 7,576 km of which:
    1. 2,346 km is paved roads
    2. 5,230 km is dirt roads
  2. Prefectural roads: 15,879 km (dirt road)
  3. Communal roads: 19,846 km (dirt road)
  4. Urban roads: 1,000 km

 

On the national and regional roads there are the following crossings:

  1. Ferries:  24 in good and bad conditions
  2. Wooden bridges: 5
  3. Temporary bridges: 31
  4. Concrete bridges: 1,946
  5. Metal bridges: 39 (26 renovated)

 

The national roads are composed of the following itineraries:

  • N1: connecting Conakry - Coyah - Kindia - Mamou - Dabola - Kouroussa - Kankan
  • N2: connecting Mamou - Faranah - Kissidougou -Guékédou - Macenta - Nzérékoré - Lola. In dry season can reach Yamoussoukro (Côte d'Ivoire)
  • N4: connecting Coyah - Forécariah - Farmoreya - towards Sierra Leone
  • N5: connecting Mamou - Dalaba - Pita - Labé (Fouta Djalon region) from there, the road is not practicable during the rainy season.
  • N6: Connecting Kissidougou - Kankan - Siguiri - Bamako (Mali)
  • N20: Connecting Kamsar - Kolaboui - Boké


For information on Guinea Conakry Road Network contact information, please see the following link: 4.1 Guinea Government Contact List

Distance Matrix

For a detailed Distance Matrix, please see the following attachment: Distances from Capital City to Major Towns
 

Travel Time from Capital City to Major Towns (days in dry / rainy seasons)

 

Conakry

Boke

Labe

Siguiri 

Kankan 

Kissidougou

Macenta 

Nzerekore 

Conakry

 

1 / 1

2 / 2

3 / 4

3 / 3

3 / 3

3 / 4

4 / 5

Boke

1 / 1

 

3 / 3

2 / 2

5 / 5

4 / 4

5 / 5

5 / 5

Labe 

2 / 2

3 / 3

 

3 / 3

3 / 3

2 / 2

3 / 3

3 / 3

Siguiri

3 / 4

2 / 2

3 / 3

 

1 / 1

4 / 4

4 / 4

5 / 5

Kankan

3 / 3

5 / 5

3 / 3

1 / 1

 

4 / 4

4 / 5

5 / 5

Kissidougou 

3 / 3

4 / 4

2 / 2

4 / 4

4 / 4

 

1 / 1

2 / 2

Macenta 

3 / 4

5 / 5

3 / 3

5 / 5

4 / 5

1 / 1

 

1 / 1

Nzerekore

4 / 5

5 / 5

3 / 3

5 / 5

5 / 5

2 / 2

1 / 1

 

 

Road Security

The road security is low due to the road conditions and absence of proper regulations and implementation of road safety measures. The roads in general are in bad condition. The absence of speed limits, bad condition of vehicles, drivers without a minimum knowledge of road regulations, no lights during the night and the overloading of trucks are all factors that impact the road security level in the country. In some regions, armed robberies might occur on certain roads. It is advisable not to travel during the night.

Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits

In Guinea, there is one weighbridge at the exit of Kagbelen but it it has been a long time since it was last used since there are no regulations on axle load limits. The overloaded trucks accelerate the deterioration of the roads.

Road Class and Surface Conditions