To reduce the traffic congestion on the busy Lagos-Badagry Expressway, the Lagos State government has ordered the state Public Works Corporation to immediately embark on extensive repair on the road so as to improve driving experience of motorists in the area.
Special adviser to the governor/CEO, Public Works, Engr. Ayotunde Sodeinde yesterday said that the corporation had already mobilised its workers to commence work immediately on several sections of the road.
According to him, “Immediately His Excellency, Governor Ambode gave us the directive, we have moved into the area to commence extensive work on the roads. We have been here since Tuesday and work has commenced in earnest,” he said.
Sodeinde said repair works would include covering all potholes on the road while the drainage systems would also be given a face-lift.
Sodeinde listed the roads for repairs to include Iyana Ishasi – Ribamu Bus Stop (both sides), Ketu Bus Stop – Cele Nica, FGC Ijanikan – Iyana Era, ACOED Pedestrian Bridge – Alafia Bus Stop, Former Toll Gate – Ibiye/Morogbo and Pure Water Bus Stop – Magbon (both sides).
Also, Ile-Epo Bus Stop – Oko Afo Outward Badagry, Mowo Bus Stop – Elijah Araromi Bridge (both sides), Limca Bus Stop – Mosafejo (both sides), French Village – Low Cost Housing Scheme and Ibereko (both sides) are expected to get facelift.
He said the repair works on the expressway were in line with the mandate of the present administration to ensure zero tolerance on potholes.
He expressed optimism that when the rehabilitation works were completed, it would to a large extent reduce the traffic congestion, assuring that the public works gangs would work day and night on the roads.
“The governor has said it times without number that he wants all the roads in Lagos to be motorable and free of potholes. He wants the hard life that Lagosians are going through to be alleviated. He cannot stand Lagosians going through hardship due to bad roads.
“You know when the roads are good, it means economic growth, people will be able to move from one part of the state to another, transport their goods without stress, you will notice that even the activities of hoodlums and pickpockets thrive when there is gridlock, as far as gridlock that is being caused by potholes are concerned, we are on our feet to ensure that we put the road in order to reduce the traffic,” Sodeinde said.


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