The southbank road from the coast eastward is in a perennial state of construction; the northbank road is a good alternative option for journeys upcountry. It's best to cross on the ferry from Banjul to Barra on foot and get a sept-place (shared seven-seater) taxi to Kerewan, from where you can change for transport heading further east. Sept-place taxis are by no means a comfy way of travelling; however, they are infinitely better than the battered gelli-gelli minibuses. A few green, government-owned 'express' buses also ply the major roads. You can get on at Tippa petrol station in Serekunda – prepare for a slow, bouncy ride.