Rehabilitation work on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in good progress and is almost hitting the 60% mark complete. This is according to the two construction companies handling the rehabilitation work on the Expressway.
Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) and Julius Berger revealed the project status during a nationwide tour visit on the nationwide federal government’s infrastructural projects. The tour was conducted by the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
The rehabilitation cost for the 132km long expressway road hits US $642.4m. However, the reconstruction of the expressway is divided into two sections in order to cut short the project completion duration.
Julius Berger is working on the section one of the project which is from Lagos to sagamu. The 48 km project section is at 53% complete, entailing the laying of asphalt and construction of drainages. On the other hand RCC is handling Section 2 from Sagamu to Ibadan which is now at 58.27% complete.
Naor Narkisi of RCC, revealed that the firm is extending two bridges at the 71 and 74km of the road section which is at Fidiwo and Four Square. The bridges will be completed by the end this month.
Nonetheless an additional layer of 15cm of top asphalt coating has been made on the road while the asphalt admixture is modified to prevent the road from corroding. Besides, the road is designed to be durable for 20 years from the effect of rotting.