By 1992 Brazil's national highway network totaled 1,670,148 kilometers.
Paved highway totals 161,503 kilometers; 1,508,645 kilometers are
gravel or earth. Paved roads link the capital, Brasília,
with every region of Brazil. Roads are the principal mode of transport,
accounting for 60 percent of freight and 95 percent of passenger
traffic, including long-distance bus service. Major projects include
the 5,000-kilometer Trans-Amazonian Highway, running from Recife
and Cabedelo to the Peruvian border; the 4,138-kilometer north-south
Cuibá-Santarém Highway; and the 3,555-kilometer Trans-Brasiliana
Project, which will link Marabá, on the Trans-Amazonian Highway,
with Aceguá, on the Uruguayan border.
Data as of April 1997