Lagos-Ibadan Expressway reconstruction nears completion, says FG


Published January 18, 2021

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja
The ongoing rehabilitation , reconstruction and expansion of the Lagos -Ibadan dual carriage way has reached an appreciable level of completion , the Federal Government said on Sunday .
It also reaffirmed its commitment to completing the project on schedule , adding that the Apapa -Oshodi -Oworpnshoki Expressway project would be completed by the end of 2021 .
The Director, Highways Construction and Rehabilitation , Federal Ministry of Works and Housing , Funsho Adebiyi , said these during a visit to the project to assess the progress of work on the road .
He was quoted in a statement issued in Abuja by the spokesperson of the ministry , Boade Akinola , as saying , “ We are satisfied with the quality of work going on and we are working to increase the pace of the work .
“ Work is going on simultaneously on all sections of the dual carriage 127 km Lagos -Ibadan Expressway .”
Adebiyi said the trunk A road located in the South -West region of Nigeria was one of the busiest roads in Nigeria .
He explained that because of the strategic importance of the road , which connects the northern , southern and eastern parts of Nigeria, the Federal Government would do all that was necessary to complete the project on time .
On the level of work done so far, the Director , Highways , South -West , Kuti Adedamola, said, “ We have made a lot of progress . Works on the two sections are going on simultaneously .
“ Thirty -five kilometres of the 47 km of Section l has been covered , giving us about 49 .6 per cent completion level , while 55 . 39 km of the 84 km of Section II has been covered as well , giving us about 56 . 8 per cent completion level .”

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