Works on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway reaches 32% completion —Supervisor

Mr Kayode Ibrahim, the engineer supervising section one of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway reconstruction/rehabilitation contract, by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, said that the project was 32 per cent completed.

Ibrahim told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Monday, that work had been completed on one section of the Long Bridge and on various critical sections.

NAN reports, section one of the projects is from Ojota, in Lagos, to Sagamu Interchange and is being handled by Julius Berger.

He said that more warning signs and crash barriers had been deployed to the highway, to ensure free flow of traffic and check accidents.

“We will complete the repair of the long bridge by December 15 and we will complete all palliatives, to make the road motorable before the Yuletide.

“The entire project is 32 per cent completed. We have done earthworks, laid asphalt and base course, done culverts and drains on various changes, between Redeemed Camp and the Sagamu Interchange.

“We have constructed trapezoidal drains, rectangular drains and retaining walls on various portions, and also laid polymer modified asphalt on various shoulders. We are working massively on various portions,” he said.

On inspection of the highway with the inspection team of the House of Representatives Committee on Works, reports that the highway is free from the usual traffic logjam, as at press time.

It was reported that, tack coat (binding material for asphalt) was being laid on a portion of the outer lane of the popular long bridge.

Earthworks and laying of asphalt were also ongoing on various points, as the committee members made intermittent stops to raise questions.