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Lagos flags off work on 10-lane Oshodi-Airport Road

By Folasade Adeniran on 05/09/2017

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•Artist’s impression of the new 10-lan Oshodi-International Airport Road
•Artist’s impression of the new 10-lan Oshodi-International Airport Road

The Lagos State Government on Monday flagged off the building of a 10-lane Oshodi-International Airport Road with a pledge to complete the project within the next 15 months.

The Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Mr Adebowale Akinsanya said at the ceremony that the project was in line with the state government’s commitment to transform the entire axis.

Akinsanya said that the state government took it upon itself to undertake the reconstruction of the road, being one of the busiest roads in the state with vehicular volume average of 50,000 daily.

According to him, the poor state of the road was not acceptable for the status of the state as the fifth largest economy in Africa and the nation’s commercial hub.

Akinsanya said some of the fences along the corridor had been identified to be within the right of way, adding that government would minimise the impact of the project on property owners.

“To fast-track the project, three groups of workers will work on the project and they will work day and night, while, upon completion, the project will be linked to the Oworonshoki Reclamation Project, which is also ongoing,” he said.

The commissioner said that a stakeholders’ meeting would hold on Thursday to sensitise people of the area about the project.

He urged the residents and motorists to cooperate with the state government while the construction would last, saying that the intention was to transform the area.

“There will be some minor inconveniences, but we are going to mitigate the impact. The work will be accelerated.

“The project is to make life easier for everybody. We just want to appeal to people to cooperate with us.

“We will be here to talk to the people in case of any issue, and we are also working with our partner, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN),” Akinsanya said.

Also, Mr Biodun Otunola, Managing Director of Planet Projects, the firm that designed the project, said that prior to the commencement of the construction, adequate feasibility studies were carried out.

Otunola said that the project, upon completion, would facilitate total transformation of Oshodi and the International Airport corridor.

The Managing Director said that in as much as there would not be alternative roads created specifically for the project, adequate measures had been put in place to educate the public on the stages that would be developed.

He said that the project would be executed in phases, while motorists would make use of other sections of the road during construction work on a particular section.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the project designs include reconstruction and expansion of the existing carriage to a three-lane expressway on both directions, construction of two-lane service roads in both directions.

They are construction of a Ramp Bridge to provide a U-turn from Ajao Estate to the airport, construction of a flyover at NAHCO/Toll Gate and drainage works.

Others include the removal of existing pedestrian bridge at Ajao Estate and construction of pedestrian bridges at Ajao Estate and NAHCO/Hajj Camp, construction of slip road to provide access to Ajao Estate, construction of lay-bys and installation of street lights. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 05/09/2017 12:43:25 AM

 

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