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Cyprus is a geographically Asian, culturally European, island in the eastern Mediterranean.
Northern Cyprus, follows the number scheme of mainland Turkey, with only the larger roads being numbered, however there is a hierarchy scheme for the non-major roads. This page covers the road naming and numbering for the Republic of Cyprus, including the territories of the United Kingdom.
The road network was renumbered in 1974 after the island's war ended. This gave cyprus the perfect opportunity to have a logical numbering scheme and planning the development of their new motorway network. They gave the Letter "A" for Motorways, "B" for Primary Roads, "E" for larger than normal roads and "F" for other roads. Residential roads are not given a number unless part of the larger road network.
Motorways (A Roads)
There are currently 6 motorways, of which 1 is only partly complete but construction terminated in 2006. The 7th being under construction since 2020 and another 3 being planned. All Motorways have GSJ, except at their terminus where some terminate into roundabouts or crossroads. All motorways are subjected to a speed limit of 100KM/H by default and a minimum speed limit of 65KM/H. All Motorways are built with two lanes and a hard shoulder. The Motorway typically gets its number from the B road it is replacing and will follow a similar route to the B road.
|Road Number||From||To||Year Completed / Status||Length||Junctions||Notes|
|A1||Nicosia||Limassol||1984||83 KM||31||Section is also used as an emergency runway. Section in Nicosia was widened from 2 lanes to 3 between 2005 and 2012|
|A3||Larnaca Airport||Ayia Napa||2003||54 KM||20||Goes through some of the UN Buffer Zone and 16KM of UK territory|
|A5||Larnaca||Limassol||1996||18 KM||6||Section is also used as an emergency runway.|
|A6||Limassol||Paphos||2006||59 KM||22 (+ A7 Interchange)||Goes through 7KM of UK territory. Has a 0.9KM Tunnel with a speed limit of 80 KPH and also has a 550m Bridge with a height of 110m.|
|A7||Paphos||Polis||Planning||31 KM||8||Planned Motorway costing 447m Euros. Includes 3 tunnels and 7 bridges|
|A8||Limassol||Saittas||Conception||~24 KM||UNKN||Only in preliminary Designs at the moment|
|A9||Nicosia||Troödos||Phase 1 complete (2006), construction not started on other phases||10KM / 65 KM||5 / UNKN||Split into three sections, Section 1 was completed in 2006, no progress on other sections (2020)|
|A22||West Nicosia (A9)||South Nicosia (A1)||Construction (phase 1 of 5)||22KM||12||"Nicosia South Orbital Motorway". Phase 1 started construction in Summer 2020 and due to be complete in 2023 (P1). Total cost is 350 million Euros (including unknown planned motorway below.|
|A??||Nicosia (A22)||Palehori||Design||6KM||4||Part of the Nicosia South Orbital Motorway construction plan. Would replace the E903, so planned number is unknown however may become the A8|
Main Roads (B Roads)
|B1||Limassol||Nicosia||85 KM||Parts are dual carriageway in urban areas|
|B2||Delhi||Larnaca||28 KM||Section within the A3 is Dual Carriageway|
|B3||Larnaca||Ayia Napa||29 KM||45 KM before A3 built|
|B4||Larnaca||Kithi||7 KM||Part was known as the A4, but all is now the B4|
|B7||Paphos||Polis Chrysochous||35 KM|
|B9||Troodos||Nicosia||72 KM (inc A9 section)||A9 replaces part of route|
|B10||Kokkinotrimithia||Nicosia||5 KM||Leads into the Buffer Zone|
|B13||2 KM?||Nicosia Center Ring Road|
|B16||Nicosia||Eastern Radical||2 KM (5 KM inc Buffer area)|
|B17||Nicosia||South Eastern Radical||4 KM|
|B18||Nicosia||Western Radical||3 KM|
|B20||3KM||Short road in Paphos connecting the B6 and B7 to the coast.|
|B22||South East Nicosia||South West Nicosia||7 KM||Southern bypass / ring|
There are no Toll Roads on the island.
Some towns and cities have dual carriageways which are not A or B roads, these are typically E roads. Large roads that connect two large towns also tend to have E roads. Roads that connect villages are F roads.
All limits posted in KM/H
- Motorways: Max 100, Min 65
- Rural Roads: Max 80
- "Country Roads": Max 65
- Developed Areas: Max 50
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