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Traffic Congestion: Ambode Orders Opening Of Completed Portion Of Badagry Expressway



Piqued by the discomfort being experienced by the motorists plying that axis of the state, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has directed that the completed portions of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway from Eric Moore to Okokomaiko be opened up to traffic as soon as possible following the completion of works by the contractor.

The Governor also directed the Public Works Corporation to intensify palliative works on the road from Okokomaiko to Badagry.

The State’s Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya, in a statement made available to journalists said the governor was touched by plight of the motorists and has vowed to continue to intensify all necessary steps to ameliorate their sufferings.

Dwelling on the issue of harassment raised by the residents, Akinsanya said that security and traffic agencies have been directed to enforce the provisions of the state traffic law by dislodging road side traders and hawkers from the road, while also arresting any law enforcement officer caught extorting money from motorists.

He said the state government was committed to even development across the length and breadth of the state, adding that apart from major projects carried out by the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, all local governments benefitted from the 114 local government road projects completed in 2016 and the on-going 181 roads.

Akinsanya said the governor has also directed that the same palliative works being carried out by the Public Works Corporation be intensified also along the Ajah -Badore corridor and other heavy traffic routes so as to give relief to motorists and road users across the state.

He added that the 60km Lagos-Badagry Expressway project being executed by the state government has two major intermodal transport schemes namely the Lagos-Badagry Expressway and the Light Rail Mass Transit with their accompanying infrastructure- 10 lanes superhighway taking off from Eric Moore interchange and traverses westward through Orile Iganmu, Alaba Oro, Mile 2, Festac, Agboju, Iyana Iba, Okokomaiko, Iyana Era, Ijanikin, Agbara, Ibereko and terminated at Badagry.



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