The Abidjan-Lagos Corridor forms the first phase of the Dakar-Lagos Trans-West African Coastal Corridor (Trans-Africa Highway Number 7), which is planned to link West Africa to Central and Eastern Africa (Dakar-Lagos-Yaounde-Bangui-Kampala-Nairobi to Mombassa. The Dakar-Abidjan-Lagos Corridor is a key priority project under the trans-African highway of the ECOWAS region, whose development is part of the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA). The Abidjan-Lagos section is located on the eastern-west coastal axis of the West African Region and covers five (5) ECOWAS Member Countries, namely CÃ´te d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria.
It covers approximately 1, 080 kilometers and has eight (8) border crossing points (four country-pair land borders). The current alignment of the corridor crosses all the major economic centers and capital cities of the five Member Countries from "Place de la RÃ©publique" in Abidjan and ends at Mile 2 (Eric Moore) in Lagos.