NFG Begins Construction of Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway: Concerns Over Impact on Landmark Ecosystem

14 Apr 2024


The Federal Government has begun the construction of the 700-kilometer Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway following approval from the Federal Executive Council. This significant infrastructure project aims to improve connectivity and promote economic development along Nigeria's southern corridor. However, the project's route raises concerns about its impact on the landmark ecosystem in the area.

Project Overview

The Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway will be completed in phases. The first section runs from Ahmadu Bello Way in Victoria Island to Lekki Phase 1 and is being constructed by Hitech Construction Company. Minister of Works, David Umahi, announced the completion of the first 1.3-kilometer phase of the highway. The entire highway will run from Victoria Island in Lagos to Calabar in Cross River, passing through Ogun, Ondo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, and Akwa Ibom states.

Impact on Landmark Ecosystem

In Lagos, the planned route of the highway passes through Oniru Beach, Landmark Beach, and the Good Beach/Sol Beach, spanning approximately 1.4 kilometers. This path threatens key properties within the landmark ecosystem, such as Landmark Centre, Landmark Beach, Landmark Towers, Landmark Boulevard, and Landmark Hotel and Beach Resort, collectively valued at over $200 million.

Map Showing the Proposed Path of the Lagos-Calabar Highway with a Cross-Section of the Landmark Ecosystem Highlighted Below

Affected Projects

The construction poses a risk to several major projects in the area, including:

  1. Landmark Village: An ongoing development covering 38,000 square meters.
  2. Landmark Tower: A 6,750 square meter project completed in January 2016.
  3. Landmark Retail Boulevard: A 2,500 square meter project completed in January 2019.

The proposed route may result in the demolition of these properties, leading to disruptions and financial losses for the local economy.


As the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway progresses, it is crucial for the government and construction companies to mitigate the impact on the landmark ecosystem and affected projects. Balancing the benefits of the highway with environmental and economic considerations is key to achieving sustainable development in the region.


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