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Nigeria to undertake reconstruction of drain on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway

The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) is planning to reconstruct about 500m of drains from Katangua Market to link the major canal along the Ilepo market in Lagos, Abeokuta Expressway, with an aim of wiping out flooding on the highway. The report was confirmed by Mr. Kehinde Afolabi, an engineer from the agency.

According to him, his proposal to the agency headquarters had been agreed to, and that an approval has been granted to re-construct the lined drain. He has also said that the contractor has already reported to the site.

He said there were plans being put in place before the project restarts, in order to guarantee that the same problem does not reoccur. He said that the aim of the project was to widen the drain so that it can contain and consume water in order to have a good flow without occurrence of spillage.

“There is a major problem of water and we finally resolved that, the lined drain should be reconstructed. The pavement is not water-friendly so, before you know it potholes degenerate to failed sections; and failed sections degenerate into cutting the road into two,” said Afolabi.

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