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Timor-Leste Road Network

Timor-Leste Roads

For information on Timor-Leste Road Network contact details, please see the following link:

4.1 Timor-Leste Government Contact List


According to the ADB national road network master plan; almost the entire core road network needs rehabilitation as road conditions demonstrate premature deterioration due to lack of routine and preventative maintenance which is compounded by intense rainfall and unstable geotechnical conditions. Areas of high elevation are suffering from landslides and erosive degradation whereas low lying areas are prone to seasonal flooding. The rural road networks are of serious concern as substantial portions of the population are inaccessible for significant periods in the rainy season, creating severe challenges for organizations attempting to implement humanitarian programs within the rural areas.

Distance Matrix

Travel times in Timor-Leste vary significantly between the wet and dry seasons, in the rainy season use of local intelligence is highly advisable whe transports or visiting districts.

Road Security

At present there are no significant security issues to contend with for road travel in Timor-Leste as there are very low levels of road banditry etc. Pending any large scale outbreak of civil unrest and alike.

Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits

There are several commercial weigh bridges available in Timor-Leste, however lack of maintenance raises questions of reliability and accuracy with most of them.
A privately owned and reliable Australian operated weighbridge, RMS Engineering and Construction  is available.  However the first government operated weighbridge is now (Oct 2009) under construction by MTCI in Bebora, Dili, specifications are TBC. There are currently no axle road limitations in Timor-Leste, they are under the responsibility of the DRBFC who is currently in the process of developing legislation prescribing regulations for axle limitations.

Road Class and Surface Conditions

The Directorate of Roads, Bridges and Flood Control (DRBFC) readily admit that the road classifications do not always reflect the physical condition of the road itself, national roads can sometimes be little more than dirt tracks, in general they are better than district roads etc.

Classification Description
National Road
Links district capitals
District Road
Links district capitals to towns and villages
Urban Road
Roads within urban areas
Rural Road
Roads within rural areas
Classification Administering Agency Network Length
National Road
DRBFC
1500 KM
District Road
DRBFC
870 KM
Urban Road
DRBFC
717 KM
Rural Road
DRBFC
3112 KM
Road Condition National   District   Total  
Fair 122 9% 0 0% 122 8%
Poor 351 26% 9 4% 360 22%
Very Poor 879 65% 249 96% 1,128 70%
Total km 1,352   258   1,610  

Boa : Good.

Razovael: Acceptable for most vehicle types, with narrow and steep sections.

Ma: Accessible with 4x4 and certain trucks, often dangerous during wet season.

For information on Timor-Leste Road Network additional details, please see the following documents and images:

Timor-Leste Road Network Additional Details

general road conditions

Bridge - Gelo-Hatulia

Briges - Dili-Gelo

To-from Baucau

To-from Dili

Elevation - Heights Map

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.