Multinational - Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Development Project Study (Nigeria)

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Sep 2016
Signature Date 03 Nov 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Commitment U.A 1,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The present study project is part of the preparation of the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Development Project. The Abidjan-Lagos Corridor is a link in the Dakar-Lagos Corridor, part of the trans-African highway of the ECOWAS region, whose development has been identified as one of the priorities of the Infrastructure Development Program in Africa (PIDA). This infrastructure is more than essential for the socio-economic development of West Africa, because it connects the most densely populated and economically active parts of the sub-region and, moreover, has interconnections with a railways network and the main ports and airports in its coverage area. The new Abidjan -Lagos motorway will have six lanes (2x3 lanes), the study to be undertaken will be based on a basic principle: follow a new route, incorporating sections of the existing road, where necessary, in order to optimize the road. Thus, this study should provide stakeholders with the tools and capacity to make informed decisions about corridor investment and operation interventions to achieve the above development objectives. The estimated cost is UA 11.08 million (USD 15.59 million).

Project Objectives

The objective of the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Study is to carry out all necessary studies on the technical and general aspects necessary for the effective implementation, operations and economic development of the Corridor, mainly between Abidjan and Lagos via Accra, Lome and Cotonou. The study will identify, once implemented, the above mentioned project areas and beneficiaries.


The corridor is located on the coastal axis of the region and crosses the economic centers and the most densely populated cities of the sub-region. The population along this axis is estimated at 70 million and will be the direct beneficiaries when the project is implemented.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-176
Last Update 05 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name EHOUMAN Lydie

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
5.30966 -4.01266 Abidjan
6.36736 2.4225 Cotonou
6.07373 1.03452 Agbosome
4.934 -1.7137 Sekondi-Takoradi
6.45306 3.39583 Lagos
5.10535 -1.2466 Cape Coast
5.55602 -0.1969 Accra
6.13748 1.21227 Lomé