The Apapa/Oshodi/Ojota/Oworonshoki Expressway reconstruction will be concluded by November, this year. The Federal Controller of Work in Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, restated this yesterday.
According to him, the Federal Government has resolved for the project to be delivered on schedule.
Autojosh recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari flagged off the N73 billion project in November 2018. The project was done to address gridlock on the axis.
Popoola said that the road had achieved varied proportions of completion levels on different sections. He revealed this during the inspection of the highway, on Wednesday, in Lagos,
He explained that the progress was better to be presented in segments. However, he said that a merger brought the entire projects to about 40 per cent completion level.
The controller said that because of the huge vehicular and axle load on Apapa roads, the design was made to have iron rods as reinforcement to make the road stronger than normal asphaltic roads.
He said that the project had created about 600 direct jobs and over 1,000 indirect jobs, thereby improving the livelihoods.
He further explained that the project, being handled by the Dangote Group, had reduced travel time because completed sections that had been opened to traffic and had eased congestion on the axis.
The controller also inspected section four, which is about 10.5 kilometres and spans from Anthony Village to Old Toll Gate.
According to him, the award of contract for section two is being processed.
During an inspection of the 2.7 kilometres segment on section one B, Mr Ashton Davies, the Project Manager, Hitech subcontractors on the project, said that the technology used ensured continuity.
Davies explained that “with the concept of continued reinforcement pavement, there is no breakage and there is a continuation of the concrete’’.
He added that various completed sections of the Apapa-Oworonsoki Expressway could easily be linked.