Lagos-Badagry Expressway: Construction on Orile to Mile 2 segment for completion by August – LASG

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Akinwunmi Ambode
Akinwunmi Ambode

The Lagos State Government on Monday said that the road construction in the Orile to Mile-2 axis of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway would be completed by the end of August.

The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Ganiu Johnson, made the disclosure at the flag-off of the state’s annual Ministerial press briefing in Ikeja.

Johnson said that the Lagos- Badagry Expressway road project was divided into three segments.

He said that Orile to Mile 2 was the North 1 while Mile 2 to Agbara and Agbara to Badagry were North 2 and North 3 respectively.

Johnson said that the North 2 had been rephased to three segments due to paucity of funds.

“We are currently working on segments two and three and segment three will take us to Okokomaiko,’’ he said.

On the proposed 4th Mainland bridge, Johnson said that various alignments had been proposed by a consortium of consultants for consideration in furtherance of the project.

“A preferred alignment has also been proposed as most ideal and the approximate length of the bridge is 37.9 km with a design speed of 140km/h,” he said.

On road projects within the metropolis, Johnson said that the State Government had completed 433 out of 540 roads till date through the Public Works Corporation, as part of its short term measures.

He said that the government had also completed 42 roads of 244 ongoing road projects inherited from previous administration in the various Local Government Areas while work was ongoing on others.

Johnson said that the Ministry had put in place a three-fold strategy for the provision of road infrastructure.

“The short-term measure is the maintenance of existing roads known as Operation Patch the Roads carried out by the state’s Public Works Corporation.

“The medium term strategy is aimed at the sustainability of existing roads, rehabilitation and construction of new roads, reconstruction of existing ones and expansion of highways and bridges,” he said.

Johnson said that the state government was keen about the development and facilitation of world class infrastructure for its growing population.

He said the state was being positioned to be Africa’s model megacity city as well as a global economic and financial hub.

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