THe concessionaire of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Bi-Courtney Highway Services Ltd, has commenced major reconstruction on the 106 kilometre highway, starting from four critical portions on the road.

The company said yesterday that it also engaged two top contractors, Messrs. Borino Prono Construction Company and CCC Construction Nigeria Ltd to embark on the  reconstruction.

Mr. Olusegun K. Ahmadu (middle), the Chairman, Project Implementation Committee on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, with Engr. Gbenga Babalola, the Project Adviser (Yolas Consultant), and Piero Adami,Borini Prono site agent, working at Km 32 on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway yesterday.

Spokesman, Dipo Kehinde said that, “The reconstruction exercise will go on simultaneously in four critical portions of the road,” adding, however, that the work might impact on smooth traffic flow on the road.

According to Kehinde, Bi-Courtney, however, had taken ‘’the precautionary measures of engaging traffic control officers to direct traffic during construction hours. We urge motorists to drive with care, observe the rules, and obey traffic signs.

We are working with all stakeholders, including the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps,    TRACE, the Nigeria Police Force, tanker owners and other road users, to minimize the impact of this exercise on motorists.

’’Bi-Courtney commends the commitment and the vision of Mr. President to infrastructure development through Public Private Partnership, PPP. This vision, being strongly promoted by the Federal Ministry of Works is worthy of support. And we assure Nigerians that the Federal Government and our company is committed to this all-important road project.”

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