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The Badagry Expressway is the local name for the Nigerian section of the Trans–West African Coastal Highway.[1] The expressway connects Lagos, Nigeria with Dakar, Senegal.

Badagry Expressway
Highway system
Highways in Nigeria

Extensive reconstruction of the Lagos portion of the expressway began in 2010.[1][2] When those renovations are completed the Lagos portion of the expressway will be widened from four lanes to ten lanes for road vehicles and a new mass transit line will operate in the median. Two of the expressway's lanes are intended to be exclusively used by the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit System.[3]


  1. ^ a b Olasunkanmi Akoni (2013-04-23). "Lagos-Badagry Expressway: Unending reconstruction, unending agony". Vanguard magazine. Retrieved 2013-06-15. Despite the fact that the road is an international route that links Nigeria with other West African countries starting with Benin Republic, it has been abandoned by concerned authorities.
  2. ^ Odinaka Mbonu (2013-02-26). "Why construction work may delay on Lagos-Badagry Expressway". Business Day Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-06-15. The expansion of the expressway started in 2013 with the phase one almost completed. However, work on the second phase stretching from Maza-Maza to Agboju has progressed at a slow speed, causing motorists and residents who ply the road regularly so much pain, and with no tangible alternative in sight at the moment.
  3. ^ "Investors cautious despite enticing opportunities on Lagos-Badagry Expressway". Business Day Nigeria. 2013-04-23. Archived from the original on 2013-06-02. Retrieved 2013-06-15. Despite the huge investment opportunities presented by the ongoing expansion of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway from its present four lanes to 10 lanes with a light rail track, investors and land buyers are cautious with, and sceptical about making massive investment along the expressway, an expert has revealed to BusinessDay.