Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun stated on Saturday that his authorities would full building of the 14.7 km Ijebu-Ode-Epe expressway and depart it prepared to be used by Christmas.
Abiodun made this identified throughout a roadside appraisal tour, shortly after receiving assurance from contractors that about eight to 9 kilometers of a stretch of street could be accomplished inside the subsequent 10 days.
“Your entire stretch from Epe to Ijebu-Ode could be accomplished by Christmas,” stated the governor in an announcement on Saturday entitled ‘The Ijebu-Ode-Epe expressway will probably be prepared for Christmas – Abiodun’.
He defined that the award of the connecting viaduct, which might be within the type of a loop, was awarded to make sure that there have been no accidents on the street, as was witnessed at different junctions or intersections up to now.
Abiodun stated: “The contractors have assured me that they’ll intensify work on this street. I’ve been insisting as a result of Christmas is approaching. I insisted that they need to full a phase of this street, a lane from this street to Ijebu-Ode. They, in flip, assured me that within the subsequent 10 days they might have accomplished about eight to 9 kilometers of a monitor and promised to ensure that by Christmas the complete stretch, which fits from Epe to Ijebu-Ode, will probably be accomplished.
“As well as, we’ve got simply signed the interchange overpass contract that may facilitate the circulation of visitors from this street to Ijebu-Ode and the expressway, in order that we would not have a scenario the place individuals are dashing on this street they usually run to the Sagamu-Ore expressway after which we begin having accidents as we noticed in different nodes or intersections. It will likely be a loop and it was awarded. The contractor began to mobilize and put together to begin this cycle. “
The governor additionally defined that opening the street would offer extra alternatives for industrial actions to prosper and enhance the effectivity of street journey, which might not solely hyperlink Ogum to the state of Lagos, however different elements of the nation.
He additionally stated the street would assist to scale back the visitors load on the busy Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The governor additionally stated that his administration had awarded the development of the Molipa Expressway whereas the works would start quickly, because the contractors have been mobilized.
Abiodun added: “This street connects not solely the state of Ogun to the state of Lagos; it connects the remainder of Nigeria’s Midwest to the jap a part of the nation. By making this street, we’re rising the effectivity of journey and the longevity of the street itself.
“This stretch will now be open to extra industrial actions, as you’ll know that Lagos is increasing alongside the Lekki hall. That is the place the free commerce zone, Dangote Refinery is situated. Industrial enlargement is on this space. We’re additionally paving the way in which to extend financial exercise. “