Algeria - Constantine Highway Bypass Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Nov 1995
Signature Date 15 May 1996
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2003
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2003
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 24,527,814.95
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Constantine Motorway Bypass Project is part of the progressive construction of the Maghreb motorway and the East/West motorway in Algeria. In addition, it intends to continue the actions undertaken by the government to improve transport conditions by developing road infrastructure, with priority given to avoiding large urban areas. Two main achievements are expected, including: (i) the construction of a dual carriageway with 3 lanes each 3.5 m wide with a 2.5 m emergency stop strip; (ii) the construction of 11 non-common engineering structures and 49 hydraulic culverts. The project has three components, namely: (a) land acquisitions; (b) works as well as (c) control and monitoring.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is regional integration (Maghreb) and national integration through a better link between East, Centre and West. The specific objectives of the project are: (i) improving traffic flow for local and transit traffic, (ii) reducing travel times and transport costs, (iii) improving safety for users.


The beneficiaries of the project are road users, economic operators and people living around the project area.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-DZ-DB0-004
Last Update 29 Jan 2023


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Geographic Location

Country Algeria