Written by Miriam Ekene-Okoro
Lagos State Public Works Corporation has earmarked 90 roads for maintenance and rehabilitation across the metropolis.
The chairman of the corporation, Mr. Ayotunde Shodeinde, said the need to fix the roads became necessary following the devastating state of the road due to heavy down pour witnessed recently in the state.
He said the roads to be worked on are those with high vehicular movement, including commercial vehicles used by large number of commuters.
Shodeinde, said the state governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, is concerned about the states of the road and has directed the corporation to commenced work immediately.
“We cannot continue to blame weather condition for the hardship being caused our people by potholes”, he said, adding that “the corporation will take advantage of any dry period to quickly move to site and carry out maintenance operations be it during the day or night time”.
While appealing to Lagosians for patience on their road maintenance needs, he said the Corporation’s operations will assume a more robust dimension which will enable a greater number of Lagosians to feel its impact, especially when the rains wind up.
Already, road maintenance work has commenced on some of the roads earmarked for repairs, they include Dopemu Road, Agege, Ojo road, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Old Abeokuta road, Agege, IyanaIpaja-Egbeda Road, Alimosho, Shasha Road, Alimosho, Old Ojo Road, KuyeAmuwo-Odofin, Mowo-Ikoga Road, Badagry, Osho Road and Olubote Street in Epe, Lagos-Abeokuta Express way (Abule-Toll gate axis), ObafemiAwolowo way, Ikeja and Oyemekun road, Ifako-Ijaye.
Also, listed for maintenance areIpaja Road, AP-Alagba, Agege, Kikrikiri Road, Olodi, Apapa, Ikotun-Igando Road, Alimosho, Ikotun-Egbe Road, Alimosho, Liverpool Road, Apapa, Badagry, Ketu-Ejinrin Road, Epe, Ogunnusi Road, Ojodu-Ogba, Ikeja, Alausa roads Network, Ikeja, Allen Avenue/Opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway (Cement-Ile Zik Axis) and Owolegbon Street, Atunrase Estate, Gbagada Ph1, Kosofe.
Others to be fixed includeAradagun-Ajido-Iworo road, Badagry, Ajah-Ado-Badore Road, Eti-Osa, Ahamadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Ojo-Igbede Road, Ojo, Agege Motor Road, Mushin, Herbert Macaulary Way, Lagos Mainland, Bush/AjikeFaromobi/Thomas Laniyan/Anthony Village Road, Kosofe, Itire-Mushin Road, Surulere, Tokunbo Street, Lagos-Island, Apapa Road, Ebute-Meta, Lagos Mainland, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway (AbuleEgba-Toll Gate Axis) and Agege Motor Road, Ladipo-Cappa Axis.
The maintenance activities will be carried out using either Asphalt premix or paving stones and other palliative measures, all in an attempt to improve the motoring experience of Lagosians.
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