Lagos State govt gives reasons for constructing Lekki regional road
The Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs. Aramide Adeyoye, has said that reason government is embarking on construction of Lekki Regional road is that Lekki subregion is the new economic centre of Lagos.
The road project will create access to Victoria Garden City, Ikate Elegushi, Ikota, Chevron Drive, Ajiran, Pinnock Beach Estate, Gracefield Island and Orange Island while serving as an alternative to the Eti-Osa-Epe Expressway.
Mrs. Adeyoye who made this known during inspection of the road construction, noted that the road, upon completion will decongest traffic within the Lekki sub-region as work progresses on the project.
Adeyoye said that the 8.75-kilometre road, comprising of a 500-metre bridge, 251-metre interchange, 50-metre bicycle lane and an adjoining 500-metre road is being handled by Messrs Hitech Construction Company Ltd.
She pointed out that the road, which is presently at 23.56% completion, will link Lekki-Epe Expressway at Victoria Garden City (VGC) junction to the Freedom Way in Eti-Osa to resolve gridlock on the axis.
She said, “The contractors are on-site and they have done a lot of work behind the scene, pilling works for the pedestrian bridges are completed and the bridges are already in place while a lot of sand filling dredging on the road alignment has also been achieved.’’
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Mrs. Adeyoye said several large pilling rings are ready and the pile reinforcement cages to be used in the foundation works for the bridge signals the earnest commencement of the bridge components of the project, adding that the project is to precede the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge whose construction will begin in the first quarter of 2022.
Recall that in May 2020, the Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, flagged off the construction of the long-awaited Lekki regional road, which is expected to decongest the constant traffic jam along the main Lekki-Epe Expressway, by linking the Lekki-Epe Expressway at Victoria Garden City (VGC) Junction to the Freedom Way in Eti Osa.
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