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Old December 13th, 2009, 01:18 PM   #1
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[SUD] Sudan | road infrastructure

Sudan, it's the 10th largest country in the world. Since a few years, Sudan is actively improving it's road system, increasingly with Chinese loans and construction. Here's something I found in the Sudanese forums:


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Sudan road construction


Wadi Halfa - Dongola road





Length:400 km

Cost:200 millions dollar

Contractor: MAM, Dar Consulting and Danfodio all Sudanese

Progress:
Nearly finished-Work begin since 2007

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Atbara-Haya road

Length:276 km

Cost: 80 millions dollar

Contractor: Chinese and Indina compagny

Progress: Completed middle 2008

Note: Shorten the distance between Khartoum-Portsudan to 400 km.



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Northern roads built during Merowe Dam construction

Map of the roads built:





Atbara-Merowe road section

Length:262 km

Cost: 90 millions dollar

Contractor:
MAM for contruction-Sudanese
Hejlig-Sudanese
Zadna-Sudanese
Dar-Sudanese
Progress: Completed 2008-Work begin 2006








Northern road- Khartoum-El multakah-Diba-

Length:300 km

Cost: 40 millions dollar

Contractor: Sudanese Zadna and Heglig.

Progress: Work begin in 2005-Finished in August 2007

Note: This road pass through Baidoa desert and directly link Khartoum to Northern states. Some of the section have been rehabilitated, other have been destroyed and rebuilt.






El Multakah Diba- Merowe road


Length:
94 km

Cost: Nc

Contractor: Northern road construction firm

Progress: Finished in 2007




Karima-Salim

Length:167 km

Cost: 70 millions dollar

Contractor: Sudanese construction firms

Progress: Finished in 2007






Karima-Dongola

Length:180 km

Cost: 72 millions dollar

Contractor: Heglig and Dar-Sudanese construction firms

Progress: Begin in March 2008- Finished in 2010

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Merowe bridge


Length:432 m

Large:
20.5 m

Cost: 15 millions dollars

Contractor: Chinese firms

Progress: Finished end of 2007

Location:
Nile river state.

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Rufaa- Hasahisa bridge


Length:352 m

Large:11 m

Cost: 20 millions dollars

Contractor: Chinese firms

Progress: Finished in may 2009

Location: Gezirah state



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Tuti bridge


Length:300 m

Large:20 m

Cost: 16 millions dollars

Contractor: Turkish firm

Progress: Finished in march 2009

Location: Khartoum state

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Mac Nimr bridge


Length:800m

Large:20 m

Cost: 30 millions dollars

Contractor: Turkish firm

Progress: Finished in 2008

Location: Khartoum state

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Old December 13th, 2009, 01:25 PM   #2
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Does sudan have any numbering systems to these highways??
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Old December 13th, 2009, 01:30 PM   #3
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According to Marcel Monterie, there is:

A: The A1, A2, A4 and A5 are main roads from Khartoum to the north, east, south and west respectively. 2-digit numbers between 10 and 20 occur between the A1 and A2, numbers between 20 and 30 are between the A2 and A4 and numbers between 40 and 50 are between the A4 and A5. The A6 branches off from the A5 to the southwest.
B: There is no zone system but numbers generally increase in anti-clockwise direction around Khartoum (which is opposite to the way A numbers increase, see above).

Marcel Monterie is the guy you need to go to if you want to know anything about any road numbering system in the world. He's currently working in the Google Maps projects.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 01:34 PM   #4
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The contrast from what we in Europe think if Africa (Sudan in this case) and the reality...
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Old December 13th, 2009, 01:39 PM   #5
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Are there any 2x2 limited acces roads in Sudan, or are they just numbered 1x2 highways??
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Old December 13th, 2009, 01:43 PM   #6
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The contrast from what we in Europe think if Africa (Sudan in this case) and the reality...
Well, the most we hear about Sudan involves the Darfur conflict. So you see some villages and refugee camps in the middle of nowhere, but that's not all of Sudan of course.

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Are there any 2x2 limited acces roads in Sudan, or are they just numbered 1x2 highways??
As far as I know, there are some multilane highways within the Khartoum metropolitan area, and some bridges across the Nile have ramps with grade-separation, but there are no real limited access roads like you have in Egypt or Ethiopia.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 01:44 PM   #7
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Chinese are very active in improving road system in a lot of third world countries.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 03:53 PM   #8
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Chinese are very active in improving road system in a lot of third world countries.
in many african countries they are active not only in road constrution, but in other industries as well
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Old December 13th, 2009, 04:59 PM   #9
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Northern road- Khartoum-El multakah-Diba-

Length:300 km

Cost: 40 millions dollar

This is very cheap for such a seemingly high-quality road. I'm impressed.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 05:26 PM   #10
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Well, I guess they don't have to buy a right-of-way, materials and labor are cheap, so the most important price tag is the asphalt itself. I know of European projects where the actual construction cost was only 25% of the total cost.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 06:16 PM   #11
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So, what you're saying is that on a motorway (with danish construction prices), asphalt could cost as much as 7 million € per km..???
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Old December 13th, 2009, 06:17 PM   #12
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Well, the most we hear about Sudan involves the Darfur conflict. So you see some villages and refugee camps in the middle of nowhere, but that's not all of Sudan of course.
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The media only goes to two or three refugee camps it doesn't go to the towns and villages where 95% of Darfuris live in relative peace.

This is a thread for Al fashir in Darfur

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=737832
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Old December 15th, 2009, 10:55 PM   #13
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Nice roads What´s the speed limit there?
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Old December 15th, 2009, 11:21 PM   #15
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Speed limits are not posted, but the legal speed limit for passenger cars on inter-city highways is 120 kph (about 70 mph), while in most urban areas the limit is 60 kph (about 35 mph.) The speed limit in congested areas and school zones is 40 kph (about 25 mph).
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_p.../cis_1029.html
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 03:30 PM   #16
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I tried to find some kind of highway in Sudan, however it all came down to 2x2 routes in the Khartoum aglomeration. Blue lines present the roads that could come into this category, usually red are 2x2 streets and pink are the main roads that go to other parts of country. In addition to Khartoum, it is difficult to find in other cities 2x2 roads, few kilometers roads have 2x2 in Port Sudan, and that's all.

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Speed limits are not posted?
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Old December 24th, 2009, 02:24 AM   #18
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Well, the most we hear about Sudan involves the Darfur conflict. So you see some villages and refugee camps in the middle of nowhere, but that's not all of Sudan of course.



As far as I know, there are some multilane highways within the Khartoum metropolitan area, and some bridges across the Nile have ramps with grade-separation, but there are no real limited access roads like you have in Egypt or Ethiopia.
I have to admit, I too thought that Sudan was just a bunch of small villages in the middle of nowhere. I know the media are very good in showing just one side of the story (even if they let you think otherwise) so I should have known. It's the same with other countries, like for example China. It's mostly negative in the news here (polution, conflicts in border regions, etc.), while after spending my vacation in China last year I can only think of all the positive things I have seen there.

Well it's good China is investing here in Sudan (of course there is a reason for that, because even China is not giving freeways away for free )

This small thread has already made me think different of Sudan.
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Old December 24th, 2009, 04:04 AM   #19
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I think that Khartoum needs a beltway of some sort.
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Speed limits are not posted?
For less developed countries this is pretty normal thing. For instance I don't remember a single speed limit sign from Cambodia or Cuba.
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