The Federal Government has embarked on a massive rehabilitation of roads in Lagos State ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The move is in tune with a federal government’s directive that palliative work should be done on failed sections of all the major roads within the state.
According to NAN, this disclosure was made by the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Mr Olukayode Popoola, on Sunday, saying that the ongoing rehabilitation would involve all major roads to ensure smooth ride during the festive season.
What the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State is saying
Popoola said, “We know there is going to be a lot of movement, especially for the Christmas and New Year, so the honourable minister has directed that palliative work be carried out on all the major roads where you have pot holes and failed sections.
“Palliative work has started and is ongoing, especially where we have contractors on ground.
“Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta is part of it, palliative work is being carried out by Messrs Julius Berger Nigeria Ltd, Ikorodu-Sagamu, Arab Contractors are working there even Lagos-Badagry Expressway where CGC is doing palliative work.
“So we are working on almost all the roads. All the critical sections on all the roads in Lagos State will be attended to.’’
Popoola, in his statement, noted that the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Lagos section of the Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta expressway was about 90% completed.
He assured that the SUKUK funding of the project was still on, noting that major progress would be seen in 2022 due to expectation of more funding from SUKUK.
He said work was still ongoing on major bridges in the state, pointing out that work under the Third Mainland Bridge was progressing fast as well as the ongoing rehabilitation of Eko Bridge which was about 65% completed.
He said that several expansion joints had been changed and the ones around Apongbon Bridge were the next about to be changed.
What you should know
The federal government, as part of its infrastructural development had embarked on rehabilitation and reconstruction of several roads and bridges within Lagos state.
Some of those projects include the Apapa-Oshodi expressway, the Third Mainland bridge, Eko bridge, Marine bridge among others.