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Roads & Bridges in Gambia

Atlantic Road (Bakau / Fajara coastal)
 
Denton Bridge (Banjul, sports fishing)
 
Kairaba Avenue (High street)
 
Kombo Coastal Road (Resorts & villages)
 
Sayerr Jobe Avenue (Serrekunda town)
 
Westfield Junction (Serrrekunda town)
 
Information:
In 1998 the total road network in Gambia was 3,742 kilometres long consisting of tarmac roads as well as gravel, soil, bridges, feeder and farm roads. The Road Conditions Survey of 1998 showed that only 21% of the road network was in good condition, 33% regarded as fair and 46% as in critical condition.

The network has increased recently due to the construction of Kombo Coastal Roads Project and the Essau to Farafenni stretch with a bridge at Kerewan in the North Bank funded by the Kuwaiti Government. The planned construction of the Serrekunda - Mandina Ba Road (Phase II) jointly funded by the IDB, OPEC and government will further expand the tarmac component.

The med-term aim is to achieve the objectives of the highways transport sub-sector is through private sector and government participation in route rehabilitative maintenance and building. In the long term, the functions of management, growth and roads maintenance will be financed from resources of a special Road Fund and transferred to the Highway Authority.

The total length of the network of roads listed below are 190km of tarmac or paved roads and 66km of graded laterite roads. The estimated cost is over D290 million. These infrastructural developments are vital for the development of the economic sectors of tourism, trade haulage, agriculture,  fisheries and the efficient movement of the labour force.
 
 
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