Lagos to reconstruct Oshodi-International Airport Road

Lagos to reconstruct Oshodi-International Airport Road
The proposed design of Oshodi-International Airport Road.

The Lagos State Government on Monday has commenced the reconstruction of the Oshodi-International Airport Road to a world class standard.

The design of the project which is expected to last the next fifteen months include the reconstruction and expansion of the existing carriage to three-lane Expressway on both directions, construction of two-lane Service Road in both directions, construction of Ramp Bridge to provide a U-turn from Ajao Estate to Airport, construction of a flyover at NAHCO/Toll Gate and drainage works.

The State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, had last month at the quarterly Town Hall Meeting held in Badore area of Ajah, announced that the reconstruction of the road, which is a major gateway to the country.

Other expectations of the project include the removal of existing Pedestrian Bridge at Ajao Estate and construction of Pedestrian Bridges at Ajao Estate and NAHCO/Hajj Camp, construction of Slip Road to provide access to Ajao Estate, construction of Lay-bys and installation of Street Lights, among others.

Speaking at the flag off of the project, the State’s Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Engr Adebowale Akinsanya said the commencement of the project was in line with the commitment of the present administration to transform the entire axis, being the major gateway to the country’s commercial centre with vehicular volumes averaging 50,000 vehicles daily.

He said some of the fences along the corridor have been identified to be within the right of way, but that government would minimize the impact of the project on property owners. To carry people along, a stakeholders’ meeting will hold on Thursday to sensitize the people whereby they will have an opportunity to ask the necessary questions.

Akinsanya said to fast-track the project, three group of workers will work on the project and they would work day and night, while upon completion, the project will be linked to the Oworonshoki reclamation project, which is also ongoing and is aimed at transforming the corridor to a major entertainment and tourism hub.

He however, urged residents and motorists to cooperate with government while the construction lasts.

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