Ethiopian Roads Authority News 2023

The 142 km route being built from Meeso-Dredawa, which connects Addis Abeba and Djibouti, has been approved by the World Bank for more than 40 billion Birr, according to a statement. This road is said to lessen driver abuse.

The route from Addis Ababa to Awashna Dredawa and into Djibouti is one of two that connect Addis Ababa and the country, and it accounts for more than 95% of Ethiopia’s expenses and revenue. After passing the motorway connecting Addis Abeba and Adama, the road from Adama to Awash will be supported by the African Development Bank, the road from Awash to Mieso will be supported by other sources, and the third, new road from Mieso to Dredawa will be supported by the World Bank.

The road, which is more than 210 km long and steep due to its existing material, is described by the drivers and truck owners who spoke with the Amharic.ET. According to Dejane Luche, the first president of the Truck Owners Association and the Public Relattotallingions Officer of the Ethiopian Transport Employers Federation, drivers choose the lengthy Afar road from Addis Abeba to Djibouti because the Djibouti road through Dredawa is steep and treacherous.

Mr Dejene, who claimed to have witnessed the construction of the World Bank-backed road in its early stages, claimed that it is favoured since it avoids the hill and passes through plains and forests, saving time and posing fewer risks.

Abdurahim Mohamed, a different truck driver who was interviewed by the Amharic.ETand a member of the committee that coordinated the formation of the truck drivers’ association, claimed that while the route would lower costs and accidents like gasoline, it would also pose a security risk. “There will be a problem,” remarked Abdurahim, “if there are no settlements or people on the road.” “We are now witnessing what happens to drivers even in areas where there are people. “We are being abducted as people dream,” he declared.

The driver acknowledged the importance of the route and stated that drivers were having security issues in many locations, adding that “protection is needed about the current peace situation.” According to the World Bank report, the road being constructed to accommodate four vehicles travelling side by side is being created to be secure, cutting-edge, quick, and environmentally friendly.

In the past 23 years, Ethiopian roads are thought to have received about half a trillion Birr (10.4 billion USD) in funding. However, out of the average 204 kilometres of roads per 1,000 square kilometres in Africa, it is stated in the World Bank paper that Ethiopia has 130.9 kilometres of roads.

According to the World Bank, the 16.5 million tonnes of products that are imported and exported from Ethiopia each year through Djibouti, 95 per cent of which are moved, play a key role in the support of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti route.

Addis Ababa City Roads Authority  News

It was revealed that the Addis Ababa City Roads Authority is putting the finishing touches on the construction of the express bus route, which it claims is the first of its type, with funding from the French government totaling 85 million euros. According to the official information, which said that Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a practical, quick, and economical transportation service based on high-quality buses, plans have been made to publish a request for proposals for the development of a rapid bus route.

The official’s knowledge indicates that border enforcement work is being done concurrently with the bidding procedure. The 17.4 kilometre-long express bus route will have sides that are between 25 and 40 metres wide. It is rumoured that 7 metres of the 25 to 40 metres wide side walls will be built to block other cars from passing the fast buses.

It is well known that the fast bus road project would involve connected projects, and that a depot for the fast buses will be erected in the Mekanisa area with accommodations, refuelling, and cleaning facilities. Additionally, it has been discovered that eight locations where the motorway passes will have public shelters built.

According to reports, the express bus line has 23 stations, but they are spaced apart by 800 metres in some places and 500 metres in others, including crowded areas like marketplaces, schools and places of worship. 160 express buses, including 87 that are 18 metres long, will operate in the road corridor, according to government sources. The final 73 buses will be 12 metres in length.

According to reports, the express buses will run for 16 hours each day, from 12:00 am to 4:00 pm, and carry 6,500 passengers each hour. Similar to the city rail service, the express bus service is scheduled and coordinated. The motorway is one of the city’s roadways that originates at Bus turn, Tekle religion, Senga turn, Mexico, Bulgaria, Kera, Gofa, and German square in the region where the expressway’s construction is taking place. The quick bus route travels from Addis Abeba’s north end to its southernmost point. This will cover Gulele, Ledeta, Addis City, Kolfe Karaniona, and Wind Phone Lafton, which together make up half of Addis Abeba’s sub-cities.

  The official added that when the fast bus route’s construction is finished and service is launched, it would greatly aid in reducing Addis Ababa’s traffic congestion and expanding the availability of contemporary mass transit options. There are plans to build additional fast bus routes in addition to the construction that will begin in the new year. The routes from Army Bole, Bole Legehar, Shiro Meda Junction, and Wingate Air Health are included in the express bus route that will be constructed next.


The Addis Ababa City Administration has a budget of more than 5.5 billion birr for road development in the fiscal year 2023, and it has been declared that the Addis Ababa City Roads Authority is working to ensure that Addis Ababa City has an express bus service.

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