Posted by News Express | 8 September 2017 | 2,644 times
The Lagos State Government on Thursday met with stakeholders and residents of the Lagos International Airport Road and environs on the planned reconstruction and upgrade of the Oshodi-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Road as part of efforts to prevent any impediment or delay in executing the project.
The Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Engr. Adebowale Akinsanya, who represented the state government at the forum, said the desire of the present administration to transform the entire axis of the International Airport road informed its reconstruction.
He stated that the redevelopment of the international gateway would enhance vehicular movement from the Airport to Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and its immediate environs such as Ikeja metropolis, Isolo and Mafoluku axis as well as eliminate the traffic gridlock and reduce travel time in the area.
Akinsanya, however, noted that the state government was aware that there were bound to be some inconveniences during the construction period but assured that measures had been put in place to mitigate the impact on residents, motorists and commuters who ply the route.
He solicited the cooperation, support and understanding of all users of the road, informing them to remember that the ultimate goal is to facilitate improvement in the quality of life and overall standard of living of communities within the vicinity of the project.
The representative of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the meeting, Surveyor Remi Aromiwura said the agency was very pleased with the decision of the state government to reconstruct the road into what is obtainable in the developed world and pledged the cooperation of the agency in the timely delivery of the project.
On his part, the Managing Director of Hitech Construction Limited, Mr. Ivan Becker promised timely delivery of the job, adding that the presence of officers of Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) and the state Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development along the route would aid free flow of traffic and speedy execution of work.
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