LAGOS GOVERNMENT REASSURES MOTORISTS AND RESIDENTS USING LEKKI EPE EXPRESSWAY OF SPEEDY COMPLETION OF PROJECT; ADVISES MOTORISTS TO OBEY TRAFFIC RULES ON CORRIDOR.
Uploaded by Yemisi Dada on September 22, 2022
The challenges confronting motorists and commuters using the Lekki Epe expressway within Ibeju Lekki council development area and Eti Osa Council area of Lagos state, will soon be a thing of the past.
This is because the State Government has reassured residents of the timely completion of the Expressway with an advice to Motorists to obey the traffic signs on road leading to the construction site.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye who made the appeal after an inspection of the corridor, noted that attitudinal change on the part of motorists and commuters would ensure sanity on the road.
The Special Adviser explained that work has been intensified on the sixteen Kilometre-stretch phase one of the project to about ninety to ninety five percent between Epe and Eleko “T” Junction, the second phase from Eleko to Abraham Adesanya junction will also be completed within the next eighteen months.
” I think in all, I just want to reassure the citizenry, the government knows what they are doing, we feel the loss of powers and man hours, school children, I get a lot of this complains everyday on my phones, when they go to school, when the come and the time difference before they get home, even as a mother we are concerned and that is why we said we will start from the Awoyaya end, let is attack that section and then the contractor to work, it is a mechanized process and there are more than enough of equipment on ground for the contractor, averagely at full turtle, they will deliver a kilometer every month “
The Chairman, Infrastructure Committee of Lekki Estates Residents and Stakeholders Association, Mr Suleiman Kolawole Bello pledged continued collaboration with the state government to ensure coordinated management of traffic on the Lekki-Epe Expressway, as the project progresses.
” Our role is to ensure we get the best value because at the end of the day the money they are spending on this project, it is from you and I, so we must get the best value for all our residents and stakeholders, while we will also protect the people working for the contractor to deliver in good time”
On his part, Chairman of Ibeju Lekki Council Development Area, Mr. Sesan Olowa who commended the developmental strides of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration, said the Council would continue to support the state government to ameliorate the hardship faced by residents on the corridor.
” We are very very happy and then the people of Ibeju Lekki will also support every effort in this direction like I said we are going to work closely with the contractor and the ministry of works to ensure that whatever challenges that may crop up during the construction period, we are able to assist our people”
The thickness of the concrete expected on the road is thirty metres in order to extend its durability and life span.