Chile's program dedicated to basic roads - Promoting sustainable maintenance of the country's rural road networks

Illustrations © Department of roads of Chile

Chile's road network encompasses approximately 80,000 km, of which only 17,000 km are paved, due to the high cost of surfacing. Of the remaining 63,000 km, the most heavily traveled are gradually being paved, as resources become available and projects demonstrate profitability, provided compliance with conditions specified by the Social Development Ministry.