Lagos To Expand Ikeja-Alausa Road, Construct 50 Housing Units For LGAs

The Lagos State Government on Monday announced plans to upgrade the network of roads in Ikeja to improve and boost the economic stature of the seat of government to world-class standard.
The State Government expressed its readiness to reduce traffic gridlock around the corridor to the barest minimum, just as it revealed commitment to expand the Awolowo Way with an elevated highway from the Ikeja Airport Hotel to Alausa.
Speaking at the Ministerial Press Briefing held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre to commemorate Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s one year in office, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson said the elevated highway was designed to decongest the traffic gridlock along Allen Round-about, Kudirat Abiola Round-about and Agidingbi Road-about.
Johnson, who equally disclosed that there would be an expansion of the Allen/Opebi Road to Odo Iya-Alaro via a link bridge at Ogudu to the Third Mainland Bridge, said the network of roads, when upgraded, would boost the economic activities in Ikeja, adding that the development was in line with the vision of Governor Ambode to transform Ikeja to a state capital as obtained in capital cities in the world.
Highlighting the scorecard of the ministry so far, Johnson said the Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) worked on 540 roads from May 30, 2015 to April 5, 2016 out of which outright rehabilitation was carried out on 32 of the roads, while sectional patching and overlay was done on 509 roads, adding that 433 of the roads have been successfully completed.

Some of the major roads rehabilitated by the LSPWC, according to the Commissioner, included but not limited to Alfa Nla Road in Agege, Metal Box Road in Ikeja, Ikotun-Ejigbo Road and the
ongoing road projects in Ajasa Command and Aboru.

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