Liberia commission rehabilitated road in Margibi Electoral District

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Liberia has commissioned the rehabilitated road connecting New Life, Dour Town and other communities in Margibi District #1. Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, the District Representative, Tilberosa S. Tarponweh said that the roads have officially been turned over to the public for use.

The 1.9 kilometers rehabilitated road connects the Doe Estate, owned and formerly occupied by employees of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), Dour Town, New Life and several other communities in the part of Margibi County bordering Montserrado Electoral District #4.

Before the rehabilitation of the road, it was deplorable and sometimes impassable, especially during the rainy season. The New Life Community’s chairman, Andrew B. Roberts, lauded Rep. Tarponweh for the initiative, and pledged to rally the support of his fellow residents to maintain the road.

“The road will now bring relief and enhance free movement of goods and services at all times,” said Roberts.

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Road network in Liberia
The road network in Liberia is greatly underdeveloped and among the least developed in West Africa. Liberia has a total area of 111,370 km² and a road system with a total length of 10,600 km. Of these, only 657 km are paved while 9,943 km are unpaved.
There is major deterioration on all highways due to heavy rains, lack of maintenance, overloaded trucks and the long rainy season which lasts 8 months, during which most of the roads are inaccessible, particularly in Nimba, Lofa, Sinoe, Baporlu and Maryland counties.
Out of the 10,600 km roads in Liberia, less than a quarter are classified as all-weather roads. The road between Monrovia and Ganta was paved in 2015 and is in good condition and the road between Monrovia and Buchanan Port is paved and in good condition.  The road between Monrovia and Bo is paved and in good condition.



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