Almost a fortnight after President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated his ministers, work has already started in the Ministry of Works as construction has resumed on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway following a long period of abandonment.
News Agency of Nigerian reports that workers from Julius Berger PLC and Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) were seen around Redemption Camp and Arepo areas at the Lagos end of the road.
PIC.9. PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI (R), CONGRATULATING MR BABATUNDE FASHOLA AFTER HIS OATH OF OFFICE AS THE MINISTER OF POWER, WORKS AND HOUSING, AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY (11/11/15).
Julius Berger is handling section one of the project, which stretches from Shagamu Inter-Change to Lagos, while RCC is in charge of section two, stretching from Shagamu Inter-Change to Ojoo, Ibadan.
The sight of workers on the road has elicited positive reactions from motorists who have been complaining about the high level of traffic they face.
The project is expected to be completed by July 3, 2017 and a source from Julius Berger said the company was back for good and “it is time to move forward on the project.”
Motorists and commuters have appealed to the federal government to expedite work on the road so that they can begin to enjoy it.
Lateef Mohammed, a commercial driver said the road would continue to be a source of worry until the government fixed it.
“All we are saying is that the government should help to fast-track the construction of the road to ease traffic delay being experienced daily by travellers,” he said.
A trader, Simisola Joseph expressed optimism in the completion of the work citing that the presence of Babatunde Fashola as the Minister of Power, Works and Housing would facilitate the completion of the project.
Femi Ajegun, a driver said the completion of work in some areas in the Ibadan end had made movement of vehicles easier.
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“With the quality of job done and removal of long stretch of diversion by RCC, motorists and travellers now experience some pleasurable ride,” he said
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