Gabon highway work starting

Work is starting on a new highway route for Gabon.
Road Structures / July 27, 2020 20 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
Gabon’s major highway project is commencing shortly – image © courtesy of Rosevite2000, Dreamstime.com

Construction work will commence shortly on the new highway connecting Gabon’s capital, Libreville, with the city of Franceville. The project is expected to cost US$1.06 billion and the highway will stretch for a distance of 780km.

Work had been due to start in July 2020 but will now commence in September 2020 due to the Corona Virus pandemic.

Called the Transgabonaise Highway, the new road will take the place of stretches of the existing N1 and N3 routes, which are no longer considered suitable for current traffic volumes.