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Haiti Road Network

Haiti Roads

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The road network, initially structured around a national, departmental and municipal meshing, is largely degraded, and for the main part in a state of extreme deterioration, having lost about 30% of its extension during the last 15 years. In the absence of regional development plans and land development plans, as well as as a lack of source data, such as traffic and the road inventories etc, it is difficult to implement a structured road network.

The data on the Haitian road network is little reliable. It is structured around a network of a rough length of 3,400 km, with a classification that dates back more than twenty years. It is based on the notions of primary roads, secondary roads and municipal roads:

The national network (primary), which covers between 650 and 700 km, connects the cities of the country in which the socioeconomic or political importance takes on a priority character. The traffics, widely dependent on conditions of the road, are there very variable and can reach 1,000 to 4,000 vih./day for the most taken roads.

The departmental network (secondary) with a length of about 1,500 km, connects the urban areas of lesser importance with the national network. The traffics vary generally between 200 and 1,000 vih./day when roads are passable.

The municipal network (tertiary), covers approximately 1,200 km and assures the function of sideboard of the territory of the municipalities. The traffics are generally very low.

The road network is characterized by:
A small proportion of paved roads, less than 20%, essentially concentrated on the primary network;
The rarity, even the total absence for the most part, of river crossings and gullies;
The structuralization radial road of the main network (RN1, RN2 and RN3) converging in the capital Port-au-Prince and centers all activities in the country.

Distance Matrix

 

 

 CapitalAquinCap-HaitienCabaretFort-LibertéGonaïvesHincheJacmelJérémieKenscoffLascahobasLéogâneLes CayesMiragoâneMirebalaisPetite RivièrePort de PaixSaint-Marc
Capital 13825535303155137121293218933194946713622896
Aquin138 3931734402932751561551592271055644205274366234
Cap-Haïtien255393 22056100311376548276335288449349313119173159
Cabaret35173220 268120172156328561296822912910210119361
Fort-Liberté303440

56

268 148427424593324376336497397361167221207
Gonaïves155293100120148 276276448176170188349249135927359
Hinche137275311172427276 2584301584817033123170364256224
Jacmel121156376156424276258 31114221088214112188257349217
Jérémie293155548328593448430311 31438226099199360429521389
Kenscoff2115927656324176158142314 1105521511588157249117
Lascahobas8922733512937617048210382110 12228318333126256176
Léogâne33105288683361881708826055122 16161100169261129
Les Cayes1945644922949734933121499215283161 100261430422290
Miragoâne944434912939724923111219911518361100 151230322190
Mirebalais67205313102361135701883608833100261151 9322386
Petite Rivière
de l'Artibonite
1362741191011679236425742915712616943023093 9240
Port de Paix2283661731932217325634952124925626142232222392 132
Saint-Marc9623415961207592242173891171761292901908640132 
 962341596120759224217389117176

Travel Time Matrix

 CapitalCap-HaitienGonaivesJacmelLes Cayes
Capital 6 hrs3 hrs3.5 hrs6 hrs
Cap-Haitien6 hrs 3 hrs7.5 hrs12 hrs
Gonaives3 hrs3 hrs 6.5 hrs7 hrs
Jacmel3.5 hrs7.5 hrs6.5 hrs 3.5 hrs
Les Cayes6 hrs12 hrs7 hrs3.5 hrs 

Road Security

Road accidents are common due to the poor conditions of the majority of vehicles, overloading, as well as bad driving. In addition, the road network is not equipped with safety measures such as vertical and horizontal signs, lights and/or guardrails.

  Bad

Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits

The national regulatory body is the MTPTC, however there are no weighbridge facilities, and axle load is not being checked.

Road Class and Surface Conditions

The national network (primary), which covers between 650 and 700 km, connects the cities of the country in which the socioeconomic or political importance takes on a priority character. The traffics, widely dependent on conditions of the road, are there very variable and can reach 1,000 to 4,000vih/day for the most taken roads.

The departmental network (secondary) with a length of about 1,500 km, connects the urban areas of lesser importance with the national network. The traffics vary generally 200 in 1,000 vih/day when roads are passable.

The municipal network (tertiary), covers approximately 1,200 km and assures the function of sideboard of the territory of the municipalities. The traffics are generally very low.

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Haiti Road Network Additional Information

Haiti Road Conditions Map

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From CAP-HAITIEN to PORT-AU-PRINCE

From CAP-HAITIEN to PORT-AU-PRINCE 2

From CAP-HAITIEN to PORT-AU-PRINCE 3

From Malpasse to Port au Prince

From Malpasse to Port au Prince 2

From Malpasse to Port au Prince 3

From Malpasse to Port au Prince 4

Haiti Bridge 1

Haiti Bridge 2

Haiti Bridge 3

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