FG Reaffirms Commitment to Completing Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
.... As works on the 127 kilometre road progresses appreciably
The ongoing rehabilitation, reconstruction and expansion of Lagos -Ibadan dual carriage way has reached an appreciable level of completion and the Federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment to completing it on schedule.
This was disclosed by Engr. Funsho Adebiyi, the Director Highways Construction and Rehabilitation of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing during the on-going visit to the project site over the weekend to assess the progress of work done.
On the quality of work on the project, the Director said, "We are satisfied with the quality of work going on and we are working to increase the pace of the work. You can see that work is going on simultaneously on all sections of the dual carriage 127 km Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. "
Adebiyi explained that the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is one of the busiest roads in Nigeria and pointed out that it is a trunk A road located in the South-West region of Nigeria.
Adebiyi further explained that because of the strategic importance of the road which connects the Northern, Southern and Eastern parts of Nigeria, the Federal government would do all that is necessary to see that the project is completed on time.
"The project is a strategic infrastructure development of Mr. President in bridging the Infrastructure gap of the nation and this demonstrated that the present administration is poised to developing our highways," he said.
Speaking on the traffic gridlock that occurred in the early hours of Saturday, the Director explained that it was caused by break down of vehicle and not by the ongoing construction work.
He therefore appealed to drivers to be patient and to ensure that their vehicles are in good condition before they make use of the road.
On the level of work done so far, the Director of Highways South-West, Engr. Kuti Adedamola said: "We have made a lot of progress. You can see that works on the two sections are going on simultaneously, 35km of the 47km of Section l has been covered giving us about 49.6 percent completion level, while 55.39 kilometers of the 84km of Section II has been covered as well giving us about 56.8 percent completion level."
On the quality of work, Engr. Kuti said, “I am impressed with the level of work going on. You can see progress made when compared to the last time we visited. Work has been progressed in the two sections of the expressway. "
He further explained that Federal Government was committed to deliver the project on time for the benefit of road users.
Speaking on the scope of work, Ogun State Federal Controller of Works, Engr. Umar Bakare stated that the scope involved rehabilitation and widening of the existing expressway, drainage works and provision of expansion joints, hand rails on bridges.
He added that the scope will cover repairs of existing bridges and construction of new ones as well as building of toll plaza and installation of street lights.
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING'S (FMW&H) INSPECTION OF REHABILITATION, AND RECONSTRUCTION OF NIGERIA PORTS AUTHORITY ROADS, APAPA OSHODI-OWOROSHOKI EXPRESSWAY IN LAGOS STATE ON SUNDAY 17TH JANUARY, 2021
(L-R) Director Highways, Construction and Rehabilitation, Engr. Funsho Adebiyi, Director Highways South-West, Engr. Adedamola Kuti and Director Press & Public Relations Unit, Mrs. Akinola Boade
FASHOLA INSPECTS ONGOING REPAIRS AND RESTORATION WORKS ON THE THIRD MAINLAND BRIDGE IN LAGOS STATE
Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN (middle),Director Highways, Bridges and Design, Engr. Emmanuel Adeoye, (2nd left), Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Engr. Olukayode Popoola (3rd right), Joint Managing Director, Borini Prono & Co (Nigeria ) Limited, Dr Paolo Prono (3rd left), the Federal Road Safety Corps, Sector Commander in Lagos State, Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide (left) and others during the Inspection of the Ongoing Repairs and Restoration works on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State on Thursday, 14th January 2021