The Lagos State Government has flagged off the construction of the ten-lane Lagos-Badagry Expressway, 10 years after it was conceptualised by former governor, Babatunde Fashola.
Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, in a statement by his Director, Public Affairs, Biola Fagunwa, stated that the return to the road will bring life to the axis and relief to commuters who daily experience hardship on the road.
The project handled by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), covers specifically the Agboju to Trade Fair segment as well as the rehabilitation of the Eric Moore – Mile 2 stretch.
He explained that Lagos State is handling Eric Moore to Agboju while FERMA will do four-lane maintenance to Agbara and the Federal Government has awarded Agbara to Seme as a six-lane Highway.
Mr Hamzat further commended the co-operation of the Federal Government and assured that both State and Federal Agencies will be present along the road up to Seme border.
The Lagos-Badagry project which is approximated to 60km long from Eric Moore to Badagry consists of two major intermodal transport schemes namely Lagos-Badagry Expressway project and Lagos Light Rail Mass Transit project.
According to the General Manager, Lagos Office of CCECC, Mr Bill Bian the Corporation’s will ensure that the project is completed on schedule.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Governor, who stopped to address Lagos residents, apprehended at least five errant drivers who drove against traffic.
“We must obey the law, citizens co-operation is critical to what successes we will be able to record during this tenure. We must also monitor the project and report progress and observations to us.”
He said the State Government will deploy Taskforce to clean up the area and ensure a free flow of traffic.