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Highways in Brazil

BR-156 is a federal highway of Brazil.[1]

The road consists of 595 km between Oiapoque and Macapá, and 369 km between Macapá and Laranjal do Jari (except via Santana city), totalling 964 km of road through forest and savannah. Only 347 km of the road between Macapá and Calçoene is paved with asphalt. The rest of the road has a dirt surface.[2]

Because of the road conditions, it takes around 10-12 hours to drive between Oiapoque and Macapá.[3]

With the Oyapock River Bridge (linking the cities of Oiapoque in Brazil and Saint-Georges-de-l'Oyapock in French Guiana) open to traffic starting from 20 March 2017, it is now possible to drive from Macapá to Cayenne, the capital city of French Guiana.[3]


  1. ^ "BR-156". Ministry of Transport. Archived from the original on 12 September 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  2. ^ "BR 156 map". Archived from the original on 2012-11-06. Retrieved 2013-04-09.
  3. ^ a b "Ponte entre Brasil e União Europeia é aberta no Amapá após 6 anos pronta". Amapá (in Portuguese). 2017-03-18. Retrieved 2017-03-18.