In keeping with the new policy to develop Senegal’s economic infrastructure, the Senegalese State decided to grant a concession for a toll motorway linking Patte d’Oie, one of Dakar’s 19 districts, and Diamniadio, a town situated to the east of the capital. Eiffage was asked to design and build this 25 km road and then operate it for 30 years.
The road was opened to traffic in two phases : the Patte d’Oie-to-Pikine section was opened first, in October 2011, followed by the Pikine-to-Diamniadio section in August 2013, enabling customers to save a significant amount of time. The motorway was officially opened on 1 August 2013.
© Eiffage Senegal.
The construction of the first section of the motorway between Dakar and Diamniadio – West Africa’s first toll motorway – has proved a technical, environmental and social success, prompting the Senegalese State to award Eiffage an additional order for which the contract was signed on 19 February 2014.
The new order, also on a concession basis, provides for the construction of a 16.5 km section of dual-carriageway motorway between the Diamniadio interchange and Blaise Diagne international airport, currently under construction.
The contract with Eiffage Sénégal and Eiffage Travaux Publics represents a €121 million investment funded by the Senegalese State and its financial partner AFD, as well as by the Eiffage Group and its lenders.