Senegal - Dakar Toll Highway Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Jul 2010
Signature Date 14 Nov 2010
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 7,461,427.7
Status Completion

Project General Description

The project consists in the construction, servicing and maintenance of a toll highway between Dakar and Diamniadio (34 km) also serving the new international airport located 42 km from Dakar (Diass). This project is part of the general infrastructure upgrading policy, land use planning and subregional integration of the Senegalese Government. It is considered to be one of the first highways at risk in sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa). The project is structured around the following four components : (i) construction of the highway with toll gates ; (ii) development of the resettlement site; (iii) Pikine-Suburban restructuring ; (iv) management and monitoring of the project implementation.

Project Objectives

Through the implementation of this project, the Government's objective is to restore transport conditions necessary to consolidate growth and foster the emergence of new areas of investment and economic development on the axis Dakar - Diamniadio - inland (in particular in the horticulture, textile, garment, new technology sectors, etc.). The main specific objectives are: (i) to ensure rapid movement of goods and people to and from Dakar, and improve urban mobility in Dakar ; (ii) to provide a connection between the new Diass airport, the center of Dakar and the future Business City planned on the site of the current airport; and (iii) to promote urban development policy outside saturated areas of the Cape Verde peninsula which will eventually materialise with the creation of the Diamniadio platform.


The main beneficiary of the project is the State of Senegal.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-SN-DB0-012
Last Update 20 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Rokhaya DIOP-DIALLO

Geographic Location

Country Senegal
Coordinates Location Name
14.7425 -17.3794 Tiaroye-Mer
14.6937 -17.44406 Dakar
14.7652 -17.352 Pikine Department
14.7434 -17.1984 Rufisque Department
14.7708 -17.4308 Camberene
14.7225 -17.1803 Diam Niadia
14.7853 -17.3106 Keur Massar
14.745 -17.4342 Patte d'Oie
14.75 -17.4 Pikine
14.7161 -17.2736 Rufisque