The Lagos State government has flagged off construction of the access road to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport after receiving the necessary approval from the Federal Government.
The project also involves rehabilitation of a segment of the 10-lane Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonsoki federal highway, and the expansion of the link to the international airport terminal. Additionally, the access road will be reconstructed into a 10-lane expressway in which three express lanes will be separated from two lanes for local traffic for the abutting Ajao Estate and Mafoluku.
The first part of the works takes off from the Transport Hub already under construction at Oshodi interchange to the exit to international airport. The project entails massive reconstruction of the section, involving excavation and replacement of existing but silted drainage system. This is the more challenging part of the project.
The second part requires the acquisition of adjoining land on which there are existing structures housing banks, hotels, offices and residences. The buildings to be demolished have been appropriately identified and marked. The universal requirements of Resettlement Action Plan must be complied with, entailing negotiations and acceptance by the affected parties.