BY IFEYINWA OBI
THE Director, Federal Highways (South-West), Alhaji Kabir Abdullahi, has said that the ongoing construction of a trailer park in Apapa, Lagos was 76 per cent completed
Abdullahi said that the project, include the reconstruction of the road, a trailer park and a pedestrian bridge. “The global completion for the project is 75.85 per cent,” he said.
He explained that at the trailer park, the pavement had been constructed with the security post already built, adding that the pedestrian bridge had also been completed, though it was not open to human traffic yet.
Abdullahi said that the ongoing phase II reconstruction of the 10.8 kilometres Apapa/Oshodi Expressway, had reached 44 per cent, with the first phase of the project completed in 2013.
“The scope of work has to do with reconstruction of the road pavement and construction of lined drains. Percentage completion of 43.73 has been achieved on phase II,” he said.
On phase III dualisation of Lagos/Ota Road, he said that the work was 17 per cent constructed, but that the contractor abandoned the project in 2012 due to lack of funds.
Abdullahi said that the work on the rehabilitation/reconstruction and expansion of the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, which was flagged off in 2013 by President Goodluck Jonathan was ongoing.
He listed projects completed in 2013 to include the Apapa/Oshodi Section one reconstruction, rehabilitation of seven kilometres Access Roads to NNPC Depot at Ejibgo in Lagos, dualisation of 27.5 kilometres Ota-Abeokuta road in Lagos/Ogun states, construction of Sango Ota-Winners Chapel Road, among others.