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Construction of Lagos-Ibadan expressway halfway complete

The construction of Nigeria’s Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is almost completed as currently the contractor has worked on 32% of the projects.

According to Mr Kayode Ibrahim, the engineer supervising section one of the proje the rehabilitation will just end on time as the schedule given by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing.

Speaking to a local news Agency Ibrahim said that one section of the long awaited bridge has been completed and they are currently working on the seond section that has various sections to be worked on.

NAN reports that section one of the projects is from Ojota in Lagos to Sagamu Interchange and is being handled by Julius Berger.

He said that more warning signs and crash barriers had been deployed to the highway to ensure free flow of traffic and check accidents.

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“We will ensure that the project is completed on times as we belie the second bridge construing will be completed by December 15th and we shall continue with the road construction which will take a short period” he added.

The engineer said that they are happy the 32% that is complete was the crusial; part hence leaving them with less work to do as they look forward to complete on the projects.

“We have constructed trapezoidal drains, rectangular drains and retaining walls on various portions and also laid polymer modified asphalt on various shoulders. We are working massively on various portions,” he said.

NAN correspondent on inspection of the highway with the inspection team of the House of Representatives Committee on Works, reports that the highway is free from the usual traffic logjam as at press time.

NAN reports that tack coat (binding material for asphalt) was being laid on a portion of the outer lane of the popular Long bridge.


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