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Sanwo-Olu Flags Off Construction Of Lekki Regional Road



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Earlier today, the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu flagged off the construction of the long-awaited Regional Road in Lekki region. This is a critical infrastructure proposed in the Lekki-Epe master plan aimed at decongesting traffic gridlocks in the entire Eti Osa Local Government Area.

The construction of the 8.75 kilometre-long road, will link Lekki-Epe Expressway at Victoria Garden City (VGC) Junction to the Freedom Way in Eti Osa.

This road will also be a precursor to the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge that is expected to take off from the axis.

The governor while speaking on the state of the Lekki-Epe Expressway said, “We know what people go through on the Lekki-Epe Expressway as a result of traffic. We are moved by their pains to hasten the process of putting the Regional Road in place to bring the long-sought relief to our citizens working and living on this axis. The contractor has assured us that the project would be delivered on the agreed period of 24 months, even in the event of being faced by unforeseeable challenges.”

When completed in the next 24 months, Sanwo-Olu said the Regional Road would not only change the entire landscape of Eti Osa and improve journey time for commuters, he said it would also drive up the efficiency of Government’s traffic management strategy.

Flag off of Lekki Regional Road

He said: “With the flag off of the construction of this critical road infrastructure, we are keeping the promise we made to Lagosians. As a Government, when we give commitments to our people, we do not shy away from it. Our word is our bond. Today’s event is a manifestation of our pledge to address infrastructural challenges on the Eti Osa axis.

Sanwo-Olu said the Government and the contractor had made plans for exigencies that may arise in the course of the construction work, assuring that the project would not be stalled by unforeseen challenges.

He said Hi-Tech had assured the Government that the project would be delivered on agreed period, even in the event of being faced by unforeseeable challenges.

Sanwo-Olu at the Lekki Regional Commissioning

He said: “By the time of our third anniversary in office, we should have been getting ready to commission this road. That is the commitment we have given and we are going to hold the contractor on this timeline. As a Government, we will keep our own part.”

The Governor briefly spoke about the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge, assuring that the multi-million dollar project would take off before the end of the current dispensation. He said the bridge was not part of his campaign promise but added that the completion of the Regional Road necessitates the need for the bridge.

“Within the first quarter of next year, we would have identified the best bidder for the construction of Fourth Mainland Bridge, which will extend from Eti Osa to Ikorodu and burst out of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. This project will have a great impact on our traffic management and transportation blueprint,” he said.

All set for work... HITECH machines at Lekki

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, said the Regional Road remains strategic as it addresses the infrastructural need of the Lekki sub-region as the new economic centre in the State.

The completion of the road, she said, will bring about the competitive business environment and ease traffic off Third Mainland Bridge and serve as an alternative to Lekki-Epe Expressway.


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