Ultimate magazine theme for WordPress.

FG begins reconstruction of Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonsoki-Ojota highway

File Photo

The Federal
Controller of Works in Lagos State, Mr Adedamola Kuti, on Wednesday announced
the commencement of reconstruction of the Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonsoki-Ojota

He warned motorists
to comply with traffic regulations at construction areas.
Kuti, who was
speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting in Lagos, assured that government would
complete the reconstruction of the roads on schedule.
The stakeholders
include truck owners associations, truck drivers associations, traffic
regulatory agencies, ministry officials and law enforcement agencies.
The controller said
the reconstruction would be divided into four sections and that the work was
going to be done on all the sections simultaneously by different construction
He said that the
stakeholders’ addressed issues of traffic management and regulations, assuring
that traffic regulatory agencies would manage traffic better, adding that
adequate diversion signs would be provided during the reconstruction.
“It is a 24-month
contract and we want to finish within the period,” he asserted.
Kuti said that
alternative routes were being rehabilitated to ease congestion, calling for the
cooperation of motorists.

The Lagos
Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Hyginus Omeje, assured
that traffic would be properly managed in collaboration with other agencies in
the course of the reconstruction.
Omeje, however,
appealed to Lagos residents to use the waterways and mass transit buses to
reduce congestion during the reconstruction.
He said that the
FRSC was consulting with truck owners and drivers’ unions on how to evolve
strategies to utilise some trucks parks under-utilised currently, to ease

Mr Ivan Bekker,
Managing Director of Hitech Construction Company Ltd., the contractors handling
the project on behalf of Dangote Group, said that some materials would be
recycled for speedy completion of the work.
Bekker said the
recycled materials would be used to stabilise cement during the reconstruction.
“Once recycling
stabilises, we will come in with the concrete pavement. After that is the
finishing, which will not impact on traffic,” he said.
Mr Olaleye Thompson,
Chairman of the Amalgamated Container Truck Owners Union, promised to hold
meetings with members of the union on how to remove trucks from the roads for
ease of construction. (NAN)

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.