Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing said section one of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is currently at 57 per cent completion.
Mr. Kayode Ibrahim, the engineer supervising the project from the ministry, made this known on Tuesday in Lagos.
The section one of the project is being handled by Julius Berger, which spans from Ojota in Lagos to Sagamu Interchange.
While section two begins from the Sagamu Interchange to Ibadan and is being handled by Reynolds Construction Company Ltd.
Ibrahim, who spoke to a reporter while inspecting the site said that several kilometres of drainage channels, road works and earthworks had been completed. He added that various works were going on simultaneously on the second section.
Ibrahim said that Macadam, which was the final layer was being laid on some portions.
“We have achieved 57 per cent completion of all works on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
“We are doing earthworks, laying stone base and laying the Macadam on this portion.
“From Car Park C around Redeemed Church we are preparing to start this type of work,’’ he said.Speaking on the traffic situation, Ibrahim said that stakeholders were constantly adopting new strategies to avert gridlock.
He added the ministry traffic management would continue to work out ways to maintain good flow on the highway.
Reports show that various construction activities were going on between Ascon filling station and Christ Embassy with rollers, pavers and other machines laying construction materials on the Ibadan bound carriageway.
However, craters have developed on the road shoulders on both the Lagos and Ibadan bound carriageways between Asese and Ibafo as vehicles drive through the walkways to escape congestion due to traffic diversions around the construction zones.
The Federal Road Safety Commission’s vehicles and officials were seen around Living Faith Church, Ibafo, while caution signs and other diversion signs were placed at the construction zone.
Credit: Punch Newspaper