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Sanwo-Olu set-off Ibeju Lekki-Epe road reconstruction

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Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has signalled the commencement of the reconstruction of Eti Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Gboyega Akosile, in a statement on Sunday, said the governor flagged off the first phase of the road project on Sunday at a ceremony held at the Pan African University in Eleko, Ibeju Lekki area.

Sanwo-Olu was quoted in the statement as saying that the first phase of the road construction, which would be completed in 20 months, would cover 18.75 kilometres, stretching from Eleko to T-Junction in Epe.

He said, “The road was constructed in 1981 as a single carriageway, but underwent an upgrade to a two-lane carriageway in 2006. Its condition, however, became deplorable as a result of population growth and increased vehicular traffic.

“We recognise the importance of the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway Road to the economic prosperity of Lagos and its citizens. We are aware of the agitation and concerns of people about this strategic infrastructure. This is why we initially declared a state of emergency on the road and put in place temporary measures last year in November.

“Today, I am delighted to be at the historic flag-off of the rehabilitation and upgrading of this 40-year-old Eti Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway. This effort will culminate in a three-lane dual carriageway reinforced concrete pavement road with a dedicated lane in each direction for trucks and a rigid pavement to accommodate the envisaged axle loadings expected to ply the road when it is completed.”

Sanwo-Olu said the contract for the second phase of the project, which would cover 26.7 kilometres from Abraham Adesanya roundabout to Eleko junction, would be awarded before the completion of the first phase.


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