The Lagos State Government (LASG) and CCECC on separate platforms have expressed strong determination towards the completion of the reconstruction and upgrading works on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway by December 2021.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engineer Aramide Adeyoye, disclosed this while reacting to comments on the agony and hardship road users and commuters encounter daily on the road.
She, however, appealed to all stakeholders to continue to cooperate with the contractor to ensure speedy delivery of the project, promising that the completed section of the road will be opened to vehicular movement immediately.
According to Adeyoye, as part of efforts to boost international economic activities, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration prioritised construction of the road because of its “economic importance to the African Sub-Region and the gateway of Nigeria that connects Seme, Republic of Benin and other neighbouring countries”
She said in fulfilment of the promise of Mr. Governor, the Agboju to the Tradefair segment of the road was delivered last year and already, the contractors have completed the 10 lanes from Mile 2 to Volks and the Lagos bound service lane from Mile 2 to Okokomaiko.
The scope of works, according to Adeyoye, include the provision of Lay-bys for buses and service ducts, construction of Pedestrian Bridges, BRT Bus stops, Park & Ride and BRT depots, Tolled link interchanges, Flyovers, Construction of Toll Plazas, Road Markings, Road signs and traffic lights and landscaping.