A smart road is expected to be built as part of the Lomé-Ouaga-Niamey corridor project.
In detail, countries involved in the project, namely Togo, Burkina Faso, and Niger, will have to build and launch smart transportation systems which are apps or advanced services that combine tech, geolocalisation, and transport engineering.
Once these systems are developed, the corridor should be managed digitally. Services such as electronic toll collection, automatic incident detection, and electronic traffic management will be developed to improve traffic flow along the roads. Navigation assistance systems such as GPS and GSM will also be implemented.
With the support of the World Bank through the Regional Corridor Project, a feasibility study will be carried out for the deployment (of smart roads). To this end, the Government of Niger has launched a notice of expression of interest to recruit a firm to carry out the study.