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Senegal : extension to the “Motorway of the Future”

 

In February 2014, Eiffage, via its Eiffage Sénégal and Eiffage TP subsidiaries, won a contract for the design and build, financing, operation and maintenance until 2039, of an extension to the Dakar-Diamniadio toll motorway, between the Diamniadio interchange and the Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) currently under construction. This new 4-lane motorway section, extending 16.5 km, will link the centre of Dakar with the new airport.

The technical, environmental and social success of the first section of the “Motorway of the Future” between Dakar and Diamniadio, the first toll motorway in West Africa, led the Senegalese government to award Eiffage this new contract.The project will contribute to economic development in Senegal, providing an important link between Dakar and Bamako in Mali. It reflects the close relationship that has existed between the Eiffage Group and the Senegalese government for almost 90 years. The project represents a total investment of €121 million, financed by the Senegalese government and AFD, its funding body, as well as the Eiffage Group and its lenders.

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© Eiffage Senegal.

Following commissioning of the first section of the motorway in August 2013, teams from Eiffage Sénégal and Eiffage TP are  focusing on the 16.5 km section. Since the first section was delivered, the strategy has been to keep the teams in place in order to carry out, at a reduced cost, numerous smaller scale works (network deviations, purging prior to the rainy season, etc.). Consequently, activity was ramped up almost immediately once the contract was signed.

Clemessy has been selected by Eiffage TP to install equipment for the motorway extension toll stations, including a ten-lane toll plaza and two four-lane interchanges. The Clemessy infrastructure and transport teams will be responsible for the installation of all the electrical equipment, high voltage sub-stations and IT management for the tolls, including installation of the toll booths, the counting/check-weighting stations, video surveillance, fire detection, centralised technical management and traffic management.