Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday said that work on the proposed expansion and reconstruction of the Oshodi-International Airport Road would commence next month.
Speaking at the Third Quarter Town Hall Meeting at the Badore Ferry Terminal, he disclosed that plans are already underway to commence the construction of 181 local government roads next month.
On the Oshodi-International Airport Road, Ambode said the construction, which has already been awarded, would see the transformation of the road from four lanes to 10 lanes from Oshodi to the International Airport with interchange and flyover that would drop commuters to the Local Airport.
It would be recalled that in May 2017, Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo approved that the road is handed over to the Lagos State Government for total reconstruction. Governor Ambode, who had described the current state of the road as a national disgrace, said that work would begin in earnest come September.
On the delay in the commencement of rehabilitation of 181 inner roads, Governor Ambode said the development was due to the fluctuation in dollar rate at the time the bid was last opened, but that a new bid would be opened in the next two weeks, while work would commence in September.“By the next two to three weeks, I will reopen the advert to get a new cost and all things been equal the job would start on the roads by end of September,” he said.
Governor Ambode also assured residents that the State Public Works would seize the period of the break of the rainy season to fix all potholes across the State in order to improve drive time for motorists.