According to Mr. Waheed Odusile, the Ogun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, the reconstruction of Sango-Ijoko-Alagbole Road is underway.
The Ogun State Government is reconstructing the 32-kilometer road. Although it was never completed, the previous state administration did award the contract for the road’s reconstruction in 2013.
The road runs from Ogun State’s Sango-Ijoko-Agbado-Akute-Alagbole end to Lagos State’s Yakoyo-Ojodu-Berger end. The 32-kilometer route was planned to be expanded to six lanes, under the previous administration’s plans.
Reconstruction of Sango-Ijoko-Alagbole road approved
Speaking to the media following the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting in Abeokuta, Odusile said that the Ogun State Government had approved the road’s reconstruction. As a result, the contractor had been mobilised to start work.
Engineer Ade Akinsanya, the Head of Ogun State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, also spoke at the news conference. He confirmed the 32-kilometer Sango-Ijoko-Agbado road repair and stated that, if the weather permits, the state government will make the road drivable by December. He stated that construction on the road would take place concurrently in six phases.
Akinsanya stated, “The Sango-Ijoko-Alagbole road was awarded by the previous administration but was sadly abandoned. However, instead of six lanes, we have re-scoped the road, and our contractor is now working on both the Sango-Ijoko area and, of course, the Lagos end.”
He announced that the State Government would add new asphalt layers along the Sango Road’s damaged sections. Suitable drainage system will be provided in areas that had not previously undergone road repair.
Engineer Akinsanya continued, saying, “The portions one and six have been allocated including the palliative work. This will guarantee that phases 2 through 5 shall be motorable from Sango to Yakoyo end.”
According to the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, the final four sections of the Sango-Ijoko-Alagbole road will receive 300 million Naira in repairs.