See the progress of Trans-West African Coastal Highway project in Lagos

06/17/2020

Posted by: Oluwaseun Solomon

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New photos reveal the current progress of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway project which is the road meant to connect Lagos, Benin Republic, and Ghana. Check it out!

The Trans-West African Coastal Highway project is looking good based on new reports and photos showing the current progress of the construction works. Many people know this road as the Lagos-Badagry expressway but only a few people are aware that it is a road meant to connect Dakar in Senegal to Lagos, Nigeria.

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The Lagos-Badagry road is meant to connect Lagos, Benin Republic, and Ghana together when completed

The large-scale reconstruction of Nigeria’s portion of the Trans-West African Coastal Highway, known as the Lagos-Badagry expressway in Nigeria has started since 2010. Fortunately, new reports are now showing the current progress of the road project and a “bright” future ahead.

According to press reports, the current renovations being done to this highly important road will involve its transformation from just 4 lanes to 10 lanes in order to accommodate more vehicles and the operation of new mass transit lines. As a matter of fact, sources claim that 2 of the proposed 10 lanes will be exclusively dedicated for use by the Lagos BRT system.

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The Lagos-Badagry expressway will become a 10-lane road when renovation work is completed

This important road is actually a major route that leads to the biggest border station in Nigeria, which directly connects our dear nation to other ECOWAS countries like Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, and the Benin Republic. This road is currently awarded to WIZCHINO Engineering Ltd through FERMA (Federal Road Maintenance Agency). As of the time of writing this report, the road is being divided into 3 different sections which are;

  • Channel 0 to 20 (Eric Moore to Okokomaiko in Lagos) – handled by the government of Lagos state
  • Kilometer 20 – 32 (Okokomaiko to Agbara in Lagos) – handled by FERMA
  • From Kilometer 32 all the way to the popular Seme Border – handled by the Federal Ministry of works

Check out this video below from a few months back when Governor Sanwo-Olu inspected the Lagos-Badagry expressway project;

  Sanwo-Olu Inspects Lagos Badagry Expressway

And speaking of important transport-related projects in Lagos, see the reasons why the 3rd Mainland Bridge is the longest bridge in Nigeria.

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at Naijauto.com. He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
When Solomon is not writing, you will either find him composing music, editing videos or simply enjoying YouTube "TEDx Talk" videos with a chilled drink :)

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