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Samoa’s road network is in generally good repair and is well maintained. Maintenance is contracted out to several individual companies who are responsible for their particular sector of the road network and ensure it is kept in good condition all year round. There are no obvious bottlenecks, however there may be delay issues with the ferry crossing to Savai’i in case of violent storms or cyclones. Cyclonic storms are also responsible for knocking down trees and power lines that run alongside roads, causing disruption to transport.

The government is planning to widen the main thoroughfare from Apia to Faleolo International Airport. Estimated completion for this project is mid-2020. This will improve safety and ease of truck transport on this main arterial route.

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List

Distance Matrix

Distances from Capital City to Major Towns (km)

 

Apia

Falea-puna

Samusu

Mani-noa

Savaia

Fale-olo

Saleo-loga

Falea-lupo

Apia

 

20

57

107

129

33

34*

122*

Faleapuna

20

 

37

87

109

53

54*

142*

Samusu

57

37

 

50

72

90

91*

179*

Maninoa

107

87

50

 

22

44

43*

131*

Savaia

129

109

72

22

 

24

23*

11*

Faleolo

33

53

90

44

24

 

1*

89*

Saleologa

34*

54*

91*

43*

23*

1*

 

88

Falealupo

122*

142*

179*

131*

111*

89*

88

 

*Requires ferry crossing (2 hours)

 

Travel Time from Capital City to Major Towns:  minutes

 

Apia

Falea-puna

Samu-su

Mani-noa

Sav-aia

Fale-olo

Saleo-loga

Falea-lupo

Apia

 

23

60

120

95

50

170*

277*

Faleap-una

23

 

40

60

130

70

200*

300*

Samusu

80

40

 

60

90

120

240*

350*

Maninoa

120

60

60

 

30

60

180*

290*

Savaia

95

130

90

30

 

30

150*

260*

Faleolo

50

200

120

60

30

 

120*

230*

Saleo-loga

277*

200*

240*

180*

150*

120*

 

120*

Falea-lupo

277*

300*

350*

290*

260*

230*

120*

 

*Denotes trip time, including 2 hour ferry crossing

Road Security

There are no issues with Samoa road security.

Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits

Weight bridges at port ensure all weight rules are complied with before exiting the port.

Axle Load Limits

LCA Country Samoa

Truck with 2 Axles

14 mt

Truck with 3 Axles

21 mt

Truck with 4 Axles

28 mt

Semi-trailer with 3 Axles

21 mt

Semi-trailer with 4 Axles

28 mt

Semi-trailer with 5 Axles

35 mt

Semi-trailer with 6 Axles

42 mt

Truck & Drawbar Trailer with 4 Axles

28 mt

Truck & Drawbar Trailer with 5 Axles

35 mt

Truck & Drawbar Trailer with 6 Axles

42 mt

Truck & Drawbar Trailer with 7 Axles

49 mt