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The road network in Liberia is greatly underdeveloped and among the least developed in West Africa. Liberia has a total area of 111,370 km² and a road system with a total length of 10,600 km. Of these, only 657 km are paved while 9,943 km are unpaved. There is major deterioration on all highways due to heavy rains, lack of maintenance, overloaded trucks and the long rainy season which lasts 8 months, during which most of the roads are inaccessible, particularly in Nimba, Lofa, Sinoe, Baporlu and Maryland counties. Out of the 10,600 km roads in Liberia, less than a quarter are classified as all-weather roads. The road between Monrovia and Ganta was paved in 2015 and is in good condition and the road between Monrovia and Buchanan Port is paved and in good condition.  The road between Monrovia and Bo is paved and in good condition.

For information on Liberia Road network contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Liberia Government Contact List

Distance Matrix

Distances from Monrovia to Major Towns (km)


Monrovia

Tubmanburg

Robertsport

Kakata

Gbarnga

Voinjama

Sanniquellie

Zwedru

Fishtown

Harper

Buchanan

River Cess

Greenville

Barclayville

Monrovia
59.2121.262.0186.5386.6286.6460.8631.4717.6124.3210.9329.2

804.3

Tubmanburg

59.2


105.2

121.2245.7445.8345.8520.0690.6776.8183.5332.1388.4863.5

Robertsport

121.2

105.2


183.2307.7507.8407.8582.0752.6838.8245.5270.1450.4925.5

Kakata

62.0

121.2

183.2


124.5324.6224.6398.8569.4655.6134.2272.9391.2

866.3

Gbarnga

186.5

245.7

307.7

124.5


200.1

100.1

274.3

444.9

531.1

258.7

397.4

515.7

990.8

Voinjama

386.6

445.8

507.8

324.6

200.1


300.2

474.4

645.0

731.2

458.8

597.5

715.8

1190.9

Sanniquellie

286.6

345.8

407.8

224.6

100.1300.2


245.8

416.4

502.6

358.8

497.5

615.8

1090.9

Zwedru

460.8

520.0

582.0

398.8

274.3474.4245.8


170.6

256.8

533.0

671.7

790.0

343.5

Fishtown

631.4

690.6

752.6

569.4

444.9

645.0

16.4

170.6


86.2

703.6

842.3

960.6

172.9

Harper

717.6

776.8

838.8

655.6

531.1

731.2

502.6

256.8

86.2


789.8

928.5

1046.8

100.3

Buchanan

124.3

183.5

245.5

134.2

258.7

458.8

358.8

533.0

703.6

789.8


86.6

204.9

928.6

River Cess

210.9

332.1

270.1

272.9

397.4

597.5

497.5

671.7

842.3

928.5

86.6


191.1

1015.2

Greenville

329.2

388.4

450.4

391.2

515.7

715.8

615.8

790.0

960.6

1046.8

204.9

191.1


1133.5

Barclayville

804.3

863.5

925.5

866.3

990.8

1190.9

1090.9

343.5

172.9

100.3

928.6

1015.2

1133.5


Travel Time from Monrovia to Major Towns (hours)


Monrovia

Tubmanburg

Robertsport

Kakata

Gbarnga

Voinjama

Sanniquellie

Zwedru

Fishtown

Harper

Buchanan

River Cess

Greenville

Barclayville

Monrovia
499658172444275482690806108216368985

Tubmanburg

49


81

107

221

493

324

532

739

855

157

265

417

1034

Robertsport

96

81


154

268

540

371

579

786

902

204

312

464

1081

Kakata

58

107

154


114

386

217

425

632

748

132

240

392

927

Gbarnga

172

221

268

172


272

103

311

518

634

246

388

506

813

Voinjama

444

493

540

386

272


375

582

790

906

518

660

778

1085

Sanniquellie

275

324

371

217

103

375


334

541

657

349

491

609

836

Zwedru

482

532

579

425

311

582

334


207

323

591

698

817

502

Fishtown

690

739

786

632

518

790

541

207


116

798

906

1024

295

Harper

806

855

902

748

634

906

657

323

116


914

1022

1140

181

Buchanan

108

157

204

132

246

518

349

591

798

914


108

260

1093

River Cess

216

265

312

240

388

660

491

698

906

1022

108


255

1201

Greenville

368

417

464

392

506

778

609

817

1024

1140

260

255


1353

Barclayville

985

1034

1081

927

813

1085

836

502

295

181

1093

1201

1353



Road Security

Road travel in Liberia can be hazardous. Potholes and poor road surfaces are common, making safe driving extremely challenging. Cars, trucks, and taxis are often overloaded with people and goods and make frequent stops without signaling. Drivers overtake on the right as well as the left. Many vehicles operate with very worn tires and blowouts are frequent. Public taxis are poorly maintained. Intersections must be approached with caution. Many vehicles circulate in the country without carrying a proper registration plate. 

Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits

There are no weighbridges in the country nor there are axle load limits. 

Road Class and Surface Conditions

Primary Roads

Links between county capitals, other primary roads and major international connections including border post, international airports and sea ports. Some primary roads may originate in urban areas. These roads can be paved or unpaved and link major cities in Liberia.

Secondary Roads

Links between district capitals to the primary roads and other district capitals. Links between major towns and cities, major tourist centers and have not already been classified as primary roads. Or link primary roads. These roads are usually unpaved roads link smaller villages to primary roads or link primary roads.

Feeder Roads

Roads linking villages, farms, market centers and not classified as secondary or primary but may link to secondary or primary roads.


Urban Roads

Arterials          

A system of streets characterized by higher traffic volume, major access to city and commercial centers, and limited access.

Collectors

A system of streets characterized by lower traffic volume and links between arterials and local streets.

Local Streets

A system of streets providing access to properties and facilities.