Abidjan-Dakar six-lane US$13 billion highway gets the go ahead
Construction of the Abidjan-Dakar Highway Corridor will go ahead after a 1st March 2017 meeting where experts drawn from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) agreed to the construction of a six-lane highway to connect seven coastal countries in West Africa: Ivory Coast, Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, and Senegal.
The Dakar-Abidjan Road Corridor project forms part of the Trans Africa Highway – and will start from Dakar, Senegal and finish in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The project cost is estimated at US$13 billion.
The Trans-Africa Highway connecting Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin, Togo and Nigeria has already been constructed.