Sanwo-Olu Opens 18.7km Six-Lane Eleko-Epe Expressway
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu upgrades rural road 40 years after, commissions 18.7km six-lane Eleko-Epe expressway.
The newly commissioned six-lane road upgrade boasts street lights installation and dedicated tracks for trailers.
Marks the completion of the first phase of the reconstruction and upgrading of the Eti Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway.
Governor Sanwo-Olu also flag off the Phase II of the project from Eleko Junction to Abraham Adesanya roundabout.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday February 1st 2023 commissioned the 18.75-kilometre long six-lane expressway from Eleko to Epe T-Junction.
The construction feat from a two-lane rural roadway to a six-lane rigid concrete carriageway, marked the completion of the first phase of the reconstruction and upgrade of the Eti Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway.
The road upgrade boasts street lights installation and dedicated tracks for trailers. Before the intervention, Sanwo-Olu said the two-lane expressway created agony for travellers and caused pain in the movement of goods and services.
After inaugurating the completed first phase of the road, Sanwo-Olu also flagged off the second phase of the road project, which will extend the construction from Eleko axis to Abraham Adesanya roundabout.
According to the Governor, the second phase of the project would be done in two segments for ease of funding and to reduce the traffic impact of the construction work on commuters.
Sanwo-Olu says that the 18.6km first segment would take off from Eleko to Awoyaya and to critical sections around Majek and Ogidan while the 11 km second segment will kick off at Ogidan to Abraham Adesanya roundabout.
“Inauguration of this road project we are opening today is coming after 40 years the infrastructure was originally constructed as a rural cross-section without drain.
“Our administration flagged off the reconstruction and upgrading of the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway from the existing two-lane to a three-lane dual carriageway with a reinforced concrete pavement and with a lane in each direction dedicated for trucks to accommodate the envisaged axle loads.
“This event does not only mark the opening of Phase 1 of the project, we are also flagging off the commencement of the Phase 2 of the work. The entire project will set the Lekki-Epe corridor on the path of socio-economic prosperity and progress.
“This corridor is fast emerging as an urban economic hub. The growth must come with infrastructure investment that will support the development.
“The infrastructure will not only bring relief to residents plying the road, it will also ease the transportation of goods, while encouraging industrial development in the Lekki Free Zone.”