Lagos State Authorities has ordered massive building work on critical roads and highways throughout the State, starting from Monday.
Declaring a state of emergency on varied dilapidated highways and carriages throughout the State on Sunday the governor mentioned eight engineering corporations have been given the mandate to right away mobilise their gear to websites and start main building works on the recognized roads.
The Governor’s directive adopted the conclusion of collection of conferences with eight multi-national engineering corporations, which started a couple of weeks again. After his ultimate assembly with the contractors on Sunday, which lasted for about three hours, Sanwo-Olu declared the graduation of main building work on the recognized highways thought of critical to the discount of site visitors congestion within the State.
He mentioned: “This afternoon, we’ve got simply concluded assembly with varied respected building firms and all of them have been given the transient to right away start main building work in varied elements of the State. The train will start tomorrow with palliative work on the chosen roads, that are each on the Island and mainland divisions of the State.
“The contractors have been given the mandate to start mobilizing their equipment to their respective sites without further delay. Their activities must first give our people an immediate relief on the affected roads so that there can be free flow of traffic even during the rehabilitation work.”
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To enrich the key building work on the freeway, Sanwo-Olu mentioned Lagos State Public Works Company (LSPWC) could be finishing up repairs of 116 internal roads throughout the State. This, he mentioned, could be along with over 200 roads already rehabilitated by the company within the final three months.
The Governor mentioned he was not unaware of the ache skilled by street customers within the past few days, which was compounded by persistent downpour. He appealed to residents to bear with the Authorities whereas efforts had been being made to assuage their pains and convey everlasting reduction to them.
He mentioned: “We expect the rains will begin to subside in this month of October and this is why we are mobilizing our contractors to immediately start the major construction work on the identified highways and bring permanent relief to residents. I am giving all Lagosians the assurance that the contractors will start the construction in earnest and will deliver on the terms of agreements reached with them.”
Sanwo-Olu mentioned officers of the Lagos State Visitors Administration Authority (LASTMA) will probably be working around the clock to regulate site visitors on the areas the place the development would happen.
Particular Adviser on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Aramide Adeyoye, listed among the critical highways and roads to be constructed to incorporate Ojota stretch of the Ikorodu Street, Motorways-Kudirat Abiola Method, Apogbon Freeway, Babs Animashaun Street, Agric/Ishawo Street and Ijede Street in Ikorodu, and Lekki-Epe Expressway from Abraham Adesanya to Eleko Junction.
She added that there could be massive re-construction work on a community of roads in Ikoyi, Ikeja GRA and Victoria Island.
The contractor deployed by the Authorities included Julius Berger, Hitech, Arab Contractors, Metropolitan Development, Slavabogu Development, China Civil Engineering Development Company (CCECC), Rajaf Basis Development, and RCF Nigeria Restricted.
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