Reconstruction of Lagos airport road starts Sept

Reconstruction of Lagos airport road starts Sept

Reconstruction work on the stretch of road linking the Murtala Mohammed International Airport and Oshodi in Lagos, will begin next month, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said on Wednesday.

The governor has also announced that all potholes dotting many of the major and inner city roads across the state would be fixed by the end of the rainy season just as he directed newly sworn-in chairmen of the 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas in the state, to give priority to ridding their domains of heaps of refuse littering many parts of the state.

Governor announced the measures at a town hall meeting in Badore, Ajah, Wednesday, where also told the capacity audience that his administration in a matter of weeks, would be re-advertise bid for the construction of 181inner roads in the state, following which contracts would be awarded for work to commence on the roads also by September. The town hall meeting was the third this year and 8th in the series, since the administration came on board May 2015.

Giving insight into the international airport road, Ambode said the construction, which had already been awarded, would see the transformation of the road from four to 10 lanes from Oshodi with interchange and flyover that would drop commuters to the local airport.

Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, it would be recalled in May this year,  approved the road be handed over to the Lagos State government for reconstruction following an earlier directive to that effect by ailing President Muhammadu Buhari.

Governor assured the residents that the Lagos Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) would seize the period of the break of the rainy season to fix all potholes across the state in order to improve drive time for motorists.

On the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) billed to commence also in September, he appealed to the people to be patient as the holistic waste management policy is currently in its gestation period, and will guarantee a cleaner environment.

 

JOSHUA BASSEY

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