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Underground cables delay N1bn Airport Road expansion project

By Jimoh Babatunde

LAGOS – The expansion project of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road, Lagos, which is expected to gulp over N1billion, is being delayed by the inability of concerned authorities to relocate some underground cables.

This was disclosed by the Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Intelligent Imaging West Africa Limited, Mr. Moyosola Niran-Oladunni in a chat with aviation correspondents.

Mr. Oladunni explained that necessary arrangements had been put in place for the commencement of work but attributed the delay to the inability of the concerned authorities to relocate some underground cables.

According to him, the planned 10 lanes expansion from its present six lanes will take between 18 to 24 months. He appealed to the road users to bear with them when work begins.

He said: “The response from FAAN as regards the expansion and automation has been encouraging. We have the engineering approval for the design. Some terms have to be looked into and we know that it is a project that the management of FAAN appreciates. We have been given the approval for work to commence.”

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