Abidjan to Lagos Corridor Highway Project spans 5 West African Countries
The AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND (ADF) is financing an estimated US$15.59 million study cost for the development of the Abidjan – Lagos Corridor, a section of the longer Dakar-Lagos Corridor, which is part of the Trans African Highway Network within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region.
The objective of the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Study is to undertake all the necessary studies necessary for the effective implementation, operations, and economic development of the corridor.
The Abidjan to Lagos section spans five member countries: Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria, covers a distance of 1,028km and includes eight border crossings. The new highway will be constructed as a six-lane (3-lane dual carriageway).
The corridor’s current alignment passes through the major economic centres of the five member countries involved and is critical for socio-economic development of West Africa as it connects the most densely populated and economically active parts of the sub-region and interconnects with a rail network and major ports/airports. It also connects with other corridors on a north-south axis linking the landlocked countries of Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Chad.