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Old February 18th, 2009, 10:56 PM   #1
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[MOC] Roads in Mozambique | Estradas de Moçambique

Roads in Mozambique:


total: 30,400 km
paved: 5,685 km
unpaved: 24,715 km (1996 est.)

Roads in Mozambique are devided into the following categories:

N-National
R-Regional




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Old February 18th, 2009, 11:05 PM   #2
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'Mozambique' is written without the first 'u'. It also misses oval (MOC).
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Old February 18th, 2009, 11:11 PM   #3
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MOC was added while you were typing your post

Mozambuick sounds kinda cool.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 11:18 PM   #4
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Old February 18th, 2009, 11:56 PM   #5
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After three posts this thread is already far OT

Are there any real motorways in Mozambique?
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Old February 20th, 2009, 04:05 PM   #6
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No, but I think that his forum is a bit to centred on motorways.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #7
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What is the layout of the N road network, and what is the typical road quality of such roads? Are all national roads paved? How many are there?

Also, are there any plans to build any motorways? If so, will they be numbered separately to N and R roads (as they are in Europe) or will the N or R route be realigned to the motorway (as in South Africa)?
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Old February 20th, 2009, 06:44 PM   #8
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Some photos from a friend that have been there last year.















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Old February 20th, 2009, 07:15 PM   #9
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From http://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/Mozambique/:

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The road network in Mozambique is far from complete and many roads are in a bad condition. Inland roads are mostly gravel roads. Tarred roads connect Maputo with Beira and Beira with Tete and are usually in a good condition, safe the few potholes. Many roads can be impassable after heavy rains and a 4wd vehicle is recommended. You can rent cars in Maputo, Beira and Nampula and a few other places, including the international airports. Traffic drives on the right and you need an international driving permit to rent a car.
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Traffic drives on the left. Tarred roads connect Maputo with Beira and Beira with Tete. It is possible to travel by road in southern Mozambique though flood damage can cause serious delays. Landmines may make travel by road outside the capital risky, and up-to-date travel advice should be sought. Driving after dark can be hazardous owing to vehicles travelling without headlights. Hijacking occurs. Seat belts are obligatory.
Nice...
Has Mozambique switched from right to left recently, or is the author of the first article simply mistaken?
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Old February 20th, 2009, 08:11 PM   #10
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From http://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/Mozambique/:



From http://www.worldtravelguide.net/coun...ozambique.html:



Nice...
Has Mozambique switched from right to left recently, or is the author of the first article simply mistaken?
They've always driven on the left, apparently:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dr...s_historic.png
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Old February 20th, 2009, 08:54 PM   #11
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Cheers.

I'd seen the article a few times, but never noticed that map

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Old February 20th, 2009, 09:18 PM   #12
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those roads dont look very safe
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Old February 20th, 2009, 09:36 PM   #13
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Those roads look OK from above pictures.
Remember, in less developed countries it is usually only one traffic rule: bigger vehicle has a priority.
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Old February 21st, 2009, 12:08 AM   #14
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Those roads look OK from above pictures.
Remember, in less developed countries it is usually only one traffic rule: bigger vehicle has a priority.
well yea i guess one could say the're ok roads for a country like mozambique

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I have a small road atlas of southern Africa.

Remember Mozambique is a big country (over 2000 kilometers N-S), yet it has a relatively small population of 21 million. The country also faces natural disasters from time to time, such as cyclones and extensive flooding. I believe the country is relatively stable for the last 15 years. It also has an high economic growth of 7 - 10%, but there's still a very long way to go.

There is a major north-south highway roughly following the coast, the number is EN-1, but it's terminus is not clear, it could be Namacurra near Quelimane, which will bring it's length to about 1.450 kilometers. The road network of paved road is not dense, with some parts of the country only having one major paved road.
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Old February 21st, 2009, 12:28 AM   #16
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well yea i guess one could say the're ok roads for a country like mozambique

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you're Mexican and you want to knock Mozambique?

lmao... ohhh the Irony of a Mexican saying anything to anybody.
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Old February 21st, 2009, 12:52 AM   #17
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Let's follow the EN-1 from north to south (1500 kilometers):


The EN-1 (Estrada Nacional 1) near it's northern terminus in central Mozambique.




Also in central Mozambique along EN-1;




They're even building a bridge across the Zambezi near Caia!




This might be route EN-1 or route 215.




Strangely detailed piece in the middle of nowhere near Canda.
[IMG]http://i39.************/2mpdjia.jpg[/IMG]

EN-1 again near Gorongosa.






Another bridge near Nota.


This is near the intersection of EN-1 and road 6 to Mutare (Zimbabwe).


Bridge across river Save near Save.


title: 100km baustelle.


Morrumbene, into southern Mozambique.


near Inharrime.




Xai-Xai.


Sign in Macia.





Judging from these pictures and what I've seen on Google Earth (Mozambique is rather good covered), the EN-1 seems to be recently repaved, and nearly all of its route seems to be at least paved, but it also seems to have road markings on many places, with a white center line, and yellow side markings.
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Old February 21st, 2009, 01:06 AM   #18
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Some stuff I found on Flickr:
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/erikkri...16927/sizes/l/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/erikkri...12789/sizes/l/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/2374691...57771/sizes/l/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/2374691...85704/sizes/l/
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Good road!
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I think the last two pics might be in South Africa, but they were listed as Mozambique.
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