Senegal - The Dakar-Tivaouane-Saint-Louis Highway Construction Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 30 Nov 2022
Signature Date 07 Feb 2023
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2027
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2027
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Commitment U.A 94,844,527.56
Status Approved

Project General Description

The Dakar-Tivaouane-St. Louis Highway Project addresses the challenges of territorial connectivity and development of economic, mining, tourism and agricultural potential. This project appears in the Emerging Senegal Plan (PSE)’s Adjusted and Accelerated Priority Action Plan (PAP 2A 2019-2023), the reference framework for the country's economic and social policy over the mid- and long-term and is also aligned with the operations of Senegal’s technical and financial partners. It will be implemented over five (5) years and is structured around the following three (3) components: (i) Highway construction, including road structures, (ii) Integrated Facilities and Measures, (iii) Project Institutional Support and Management. The total project cost, including physical and financial contingencies, is estimated at UA 904.25 million, i.e., EUR 1139.24 million.

Project Objectives

The project’s strategic objective is to improve territorial connectivity, accessibility, road safety and security and living conditions in PDAI and contribute to economic and tourism development as well as the development of oil and gas resources available in the project area. It will also help to meet the population’s needs by expanding trade between Senegal, North Africa and ECOWAS. 14. More specifically, the project aims to (i) improve levels of service on road links between Dakar and Saint-Louis; (ii) facilitate access in the project’s direct area of influence; (iii) reduce road accidents in the project direct area of influence (PDAI); and (iv) improve the living conditions of people living in the PDAI.


The main areas served which constitute the Project Direct Area of Influence (PDAI) are the regions of Dakar and Thiès, the Departments of Saint-Louis, Kébémer and Louga. The PDAI covers an area of 17,501 km2, i.e. 8.89% of the total area of Senegal and, according to estimates, had about 6,931,821 inhabitants in 2019, i.e. 42.76% of Senegal’s population. The proportion of women is 50.21%.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-SN-DB0-025
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Abdoulaye DIARRA

Geographic Location

Country Senegal
Coordinates Location Name
15.318 -16.221 Kebemer Department
15.4475 -15.4719 Louga
14.8075 -17.2814 Tivaouane Peul
16.028 -16.40808 Saint Louis Department
14.6937 -17.44406 Dakar