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Lagos Revamp: Better Roads Ahead

“Better roads are ahead as one hundred and seventeen billion naira has been allocated for Lagos road infrastructure and many highways are now being reconstructed.”

Hundreds of people travel in and out of Lagos daily. Some come in for love while some come in for their daily bread or entertainment. While thousands of people march in on a daily basis using the road as their major means of transportation, the ground suffers. Large potholes plague the city, leaving Lagos not just an unpleasant sight to behold, but a city of traffic.

For many years, the roads were left unconstructed, as the government turned a blind eye to the bad perilous roads. However, better roads are ahead as one hundred and seventeen billion naira has been allocated for Lagos road infrastructure and many highways are now being reconstructed.

One of the highways being constructed is the Lekki Regional Road. The project, being carried out by Hi-Tech, is expected to be completed in 2022 and is being done with the expectation to improve socio-economic activities and decongest the recurrent traffic jam along the main Lekki-Epe Expressway. Thus, the contractors are linking the Lekki-Epe Expressway at Victoria Garden City (VGC) Junction to the Freedom Way in Eti Osa.

The governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had said: “Our word is our bond. We know what people go through on the Lekki-Epe Way as a result of traffic. We are moved to hasten the process of putting the Regional Road in place to bring relief to our citizens working and living in this axis.”

Another area being constructed is the Ogudu-Alapere Link Road at Kosofe Local Government Area. The project, allocated to Fountain Construction Company Limited, is expected to last for nine months. At a part of the project area (Ayorinde Street at Ogudu area of Ojota), construction is already ongoing.

Including the Lekki Regional Road, one hundred and eighty-one roads have been approved for reconstructions, reiterating that Eko O ni Baje. The roads have been contracted to several engineering companies including Julius Berger, Hitech, Arab Contractors, Metropolitan Construction, Slavabogu Construction, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), Rajaf Foundation Construction, and RCF Nigeria Ltd. Many of the roads are currently being constructed.

The scheduled local government areas/ streets for revamping include:

1a, JJ Oba Remo Road, Agege; 2, Arigbanla Street, Off Iyana Ipaja Rd, Abekoko; 3, Dspensary Road, Amukoko; Iludun Street, Amukoko; 1, Baale Compound, Obadore; Osunba Street, Igando; 41 Road, Festac Town; 1, Balogun Street, Kuje; 41, Gaskiya College Road, Ijora Badia; 1. Hundeyin Street, Badagry; 17, Olorunda, Former Rest House, Iworo, Badagry; 1, Oba Elegushi Road, Ilasan;  1-7, Muri Okunola Street, Victoria Island; 1, Kayode Street, Off Iju, Ajuwon Rd, Ogundimu; 1, Bioyin Street, Alakuko; Otunba T O S Benson Road, Ikorodu; 57, Itire-Ikate; and 13/17, Baruwa Street, Ijeshatedo, Lagos. Like many Lagosians, Eko City is pleased with the reconstructions and efficient use of tax payers’ monies while looking forward to a better Lagos daily.

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