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Old 12-01-2016, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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I know very little about Africa, but I was curious to see if they had a highway system comparable to the U.S. interstate system, so I did some googling and came up with this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-...ighway_network

It appears that much of the route mileage of this network won't even be expressways, but rather just two lane roads. But even then, large portions of the system have not been built; and other parts of it exist only as dirt paths, or broken-down narrow "paved" roads.

My question is, will this complete network ever be built? And will it be built, if not to freeway standards, at least as divided highways over at least a decent portion of its length?
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Old 12-03-2016, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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Seems that most of it already exists.
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Old 12-31-2016, 02:29 AM
 
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Don't just build the roads. Build power grids and water-treatment facilities, and sewers too. That way, more growth can maybe occur.
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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If Google Maps is correct, there are expressways, they're just limited to South Africa, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt. I'm sure improving the transportation infrastructure would help the regional economies, but I doubt most countries have the funds to do so. I imagine within the next several decades it will be finished, because Africa has a rapidly growing population, and hopefully the continent's economy will start growing more rapidly as well.
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Old 06-21-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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I'm sure improving the transportation infrastructure would help the regional economies, but I doubt most countries have the funds to do so.
Many African countries have the funds to improve and expand their transportation infrastructure. It's too much of that money is being stolen.

https://www.voanews.com/a/africa-hem...s/3872483.html
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Why would a continent have the road network of a single country?
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