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Lagos State commissions 37 road projects

The Lagos State government has commissioned 37 roads projects just as repair and sectional rehabilitation works is carried out on more than 354 roads in various part of the State.

This is part of steps towards developing first-class infrastructure to support the State’s growing population.

The state Government while promising to complete landmark projects such as the Agege Pen Cinema road, Agric –Ishawo road, Lagos–Badagry road has also vowed to commence work on the 4th Mainland Bridge and Lekki regional road before the end of the year.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Aramide Adeyoye said this at the Ministerial Press briefing to commemorate the one year in office of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Network of roads

Adeyoye expressed delight at the recently commissioned network of 31 roads in Ojokoro LCDA and the completed Aradagun-Imeke-Ajido-Iworo-Epeme road (Phase II) in Badagry, Fadipe/Salami/Eyiowuawi/Odubanjo road in Shomolu and Akinwunmi road in Mushin. He described the feat and the concrete evidences of performance of the current administration in just one year in office as amazing.

“The infrastructural development remains a critical vehicle for realizing the Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S. agenda and the greater Lagos vision of Africa’s model smart city.

We are committed to the delivery of new road projects, massive repair and rehabilitation of existing roads and construction of new bridges so as to achieve the “T” in the THEMES agenda and bring the dividend of democracy to the good people of Lagos”she said.

Engr. Adeyoye who emphasized the need for people to cooperate with the government and make proper use of infrastructures in the State, stressed that most of the road projects would further drive development.

Project segmentation

According to the Special Adviser, the project was planned to be executed in 3 segments with the first segment being 1. 2km spanning from Ebute to Igbogbo.

She explained that the reconstruction and upgrade of Igbogbo – Bola Ahmed Tinubu – Igbe Road, in Ikorodu is also in progress.

The road according to her is a major strategic access to several developing communities within Ikorodu axis.

Completed projects

Speaking further, the Special Adviser said in reaffirmation of the current administration’s commitment to promoting Inter-modal transportation and tourism in Badagry, has completed the construction of Iworo-Ajido and Epeme roads phases 1 and 2.

She said: “The 6.65km 2-lane single carriageway with a 300m bridge of 9m width was handled by CCECC and will be ready for commissioning very soon”.

She said that the list of the roads under rehabilitation and upgrading, are Ijede and Oniru network of roads, which according to her would open up many communities in the state.

Upcoming roads
Engr. Adeyoye further revealed that despite the present health and economic challenges facing the world, Lagos residents should still expect upcoming projects such as the 10km long Lekki Regional Road which spans Victoria Garden City Scheme 1, connects VGC, Ikate Elegushi, Ikota, Chevron Drive, Ajiran, Pinnock Beach Estate, Gracefield Island, and Orange Island, up to Freedom Road to Freedom Way at Lekki.

The road upon completion would serve as an alternative to the Lekki-Epe Expressway, which is already very congested and is at present the only road serving the Lekki sub-region which connects directly to the Osborne/Third mainland Bridge Corridor.

She maintained that the government came on board when the State roads were in bad shape stressing that the administration had carried out palliative work on over 160 failed portions of roads across the state to alleviate the sufferings of the people.

Source: Voice of Nigeria