The Lagos State Public Works Corporation on Sunday carried out maintenance work on sections of the third mainland bridge as part of its ongoing state-wide road maintenance and rehabilitation operations.
Speaking during inspection of the work, the Corporation’s General Manager, Engr. Lateef Somide noted that even though maintenance of the bridge is under the
purview of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), the Lagos State Government decided to provide the one-off intervention on critical sections which are not only slowing down traffic, but also lead to accidents in some cases.
He said further that “this effort is in furtherance of Mr Governor’s commitment to unhindered movement of persons and goods in Lagos in order to promote its status as the commercial nerve center of the country’’
Engr. Somide said that his agency chose to fix the third mainland bridge between
9:00am and 4:00pm on Sunday when traffic is usually lighter on the corridor. This, he said is in line with the Corporation’s sensitivity to minimizing inconvenience on road users whenever its men are on the road.
Speaking on maintenance work recently carried out across the state, Engr. Somide explained that since the break of heavy downpour witnessed in the past weeks, the Corporation has continued to extend its operations to many parts of Lagos.
He said: “within the last two weeks, LSPWC’s presence have been felt in many parts of Lagos which include Emmanuel Keshi Street, Kosofe; Abdul Quadri Street, Kosofe; Sabo Roundabout, Ikorodu; Haruna Akintola Street, Ikorodu;
Herbert Macaulay Street, Lagos Mainland; Barikisu Iyede Street, Lagos Mainland;Abiodun Sobajo Street, Lagos Mainland; First Foundation Street, Opebi, Ikeja”.
Other roads that have received the attention of the Corporation are Shade Street, Epe; Adeyemi Ajera Street, Epe; Humami Street, Somolu; Oguntolu Street,
Somolu; Imaam Dauda Street off Bode Thomas, Surulere; Johnson Street off Bode Thomas, Surulere; Itolo Street, Surulere; Ozumba Mbadiwe (inward 1004), EtiOsa, Mushin Road; Oke Afa junction, Oshodi-Isolo; Okota Road, Oshodi-Isolo; as well as Ikotun-Igando Road, Alimosho.
The General Manager assured road users in parts of Lagos yet to be visited by his men that it would soon be their turn as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has continued to support the Agency in the bid to sustain the goal of a Lagos where all roads are motorable all year round.