Lagos govt accelerates construction work on Lekki Regional Road
As work progresses on Lekki Regional Road, the Lagos State Government said that the new project would decongest traffic within the Lekki sub-region by providing access to Victoria Garden City (VGC), Ikate-Elegushi, Ikota, Chevron Drive, Ajiran, Pinnock Beach Estate, Gracefield Island, Orange Island and serve as an alternative to the EtiOsa-Epe Expressway.
Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, gave these hints during inspection of the project in Lekki Sub-region, which is the new economic centre of Lagos with huge investment including the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Lekki Ports, Dangote Petrochemical Plant, Lekki Airports and other industrial and commercial developments coupled with numerous housing developments.
Adeyoye explained that the 8.75-kilometre road, comprising a 500 meters bridge, 251 metres interchange, 50 metres bicycle lane and an adjoining 500 metres road, being handled by Messrs Hi-Tech Construction Company Ltd, was at 23.56 per cent completion.
According to her, the road would link Lekki-Epe Expressway at Victoria Garden City (VGC) junction to the Freedom Way in Eti-Osa to resolve gridlock on the axis when completed.
She pointed out that the contractor has done a lot of work behind the scene, adding that piling works for the pedestrian bridges have been completed and the bridges were already in place while a lot of sand filling dredging on the road alignment has been achieved.
Adeyoye said, several large pilling rings were ready and the pile reinforcement cages to be used in foundation works for the bridge signals the earnest commencement of the bride components of the project, adding that the project is a precursor to the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge whose construction will begin in first quarter 2022.
She added that governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was committed to massive infrastructure delivery and listed several roads and bridges completed recently in the state.
Managing Director, Hitech Construction Company Ltd, Mr Danny Abboud, said that the firm had been working round the clock since they moved to the site to deliver the project on schedule.
Abboud said sand was being dredged directly from the Lagos Lagos to ease construction works on the Lekki Regional Road which spans from Victoria Garden City to connect Freedom Way at Lekki Scheme
The project which was awarded in May 2020 but construction began in August 2020, was billed for completion in 22 Months, that is June 2022.
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