By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Federal Government has restated its commitment to the completion of the trailer park in Apapa and the Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonsoki-Ojota expressway project in Lagos.
According to Ministry of Power, Works, and Housing, the contractor has mobilised to site and has commenced work, saying the preliminary work include site preparation, survey work, design work, geothestic investigation, and the site office is also part of it.
Its Director Highways, South West, Funsho Adebiyi, gave the assurance during an inspection tour of some road projects in Lagos, saying reinforced concrete pavement was going to be used in place of the former flexible pavement to ensure durability of the construction.
While inspecting the trailer park in Apapa, Adebiyi said it had been completed to some extent but could not be put to use for safety and security reasons, saying the toilets, restaurant and police station as well as lighting facilities had been completed.
“The material for the shoreline protection is being imported and to fast track the completion, we told the contractor to move in some of those materials by air,’’ he said.
Commenting on the Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonsoki-Ojota Expressway project, Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Adedamola Kuti, said a stakeholders meeting was held with service providers.
Kuti said this was to ensure speedy relocation of communication and electrical cables, water lines and other services in the Right of Way of the project.
He pleaded for understanding of residents of Lagos as the project progresses.
The Federal Government awarded the Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonsoki-Ojota Expressway project to AG Dangote Construction Ltd. at the cost of N73bn in November 2018 with a completion period of two years.