Citing high vehicular movement on major roads in the metropolis, the Lagos Government said it has commenced the maintenance and rehabilitation work on 90 roads across the state. The Lagos State Public Works Corporation, LSPWC, said the need to fix the roads became necessary. The corporation’s chairman, Ayotunde Shodeinde, affirmed that the maintenance work has already begun.
According to Shodeinde, road maintenance work has already commenced on some of the roads earmarked for repairs. They include Dopemu Road, Agege, Ojo road, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Old Abeokuta road, Agege, Iyana Ipaja-Egbeda Road, Alimosho, Shasha Road, Alimosho, Old Ojo Road, Kuye Amuwo-Odofin, Mowo-Ikoga Road, Badagry, Osho Road and Olubote Street in Epe, Lagos-Abeokuta Express way (Abule-Toll gate axis), Obafemi Awolowo way, Ikeja and Oyemekun road, Ifako-Ijaye.
Also, listed for maintenance are Ipaja Road, AP-Alagba, Agege, Kikrikiri Road, Olodi, Apapa, Ikotun-Igando Road, Alimosho, Ikotun-Egbe Road, Alimosho, Liverpool Road, Apapa, Badagry, Ketu-Ejinrin Road, Epe, Ogunnusi Road, Ojodu-Ogba, Ikeja, Alausa roads Network, Ikeja, Allen Avenue/Opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway (Cement-Ile Zik Axis) and Owolegbon Street, Atunrase Estate, Gbagada Ph1, Kosofe.
Others to be fixed include Aradagun-Ajido-Iworo road, Badagry, Ajah-Ado-Badore Road, Eti-Osa, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Ojo-Igbede Road, Ojo, Agege Motor Road, Mushin, Herbert Macaulay Way, Lagos Mainland, Bush/Ajike Faromobi/Thomas Laniyan/Anthony Village Road, Kosofe, Itire-Mushin Road, Surulere, Tokunbo Street, Lagos-Island, Apapa Road, Ebute-Meta, Lagos Mainland, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway (Abule Egba-Toll Gate Axis) and Agege Motor Road, Ladipo-Cappa Axis.
Shodeinde who stated that the roads earmarked for repair are those with high vehicular movement, including commercial vehicles used by large number of commuters said: “We cannot continue to blame weather condition for the hardship being caused our people by potholes. The corporation will take advantage of any dry period to quickly move to site and carry out maintenance operations be it during the day or night time.”
While appealing to Lagosians for more patience on their road maintenance needs, he said the Corporation’s operations will assume a more robust dimension which will enable a greater number of Lagosians to feel its impact, especially when the rains wind up.
He noted that the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, was concerned about the state of the roads and has directed the corporation to commence work immediately.
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