The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Mr. Godwin Eke, has said that the Federal Government has commenced the rehabilitation of roads and bridges in Lagos State.
Eke, who spoke with journalists in Lagos on Saturday, said some of the roads had become deplorable and required urgent attention, adding that the Federal Government was determined to make all its roads in Lagos and across the nation motorable.
He listed some of the roads to be repaired as the Ijora Causeway and flyover; Funsho Williams Avenue and bridge to Alaka; replacement of one of the expansion joints on the Eko Bridge; Costain roundabout to Eko Bridge ramp and Costain to Iganmu Bridge; Carter Bridge roundabout to LAWMA junction inwards Eko Bridge bound carriageway; Herbert Macaulay Way from Jibowu junction to Adekunle junction; and Outer Marina to Ahmadu Bellow Way, starting from Apongbon Bridge to Bonny Camp.
Others, according to him are Falomo Roundabout through Kingsway Road to Osbourne Road; Apapa Road to Western Avenue, between Iganmu Bridge ramp and Western Avenue Bridge ramp; Apapa Road towards Iganmu Bridge; Ijora Olopa to 7Up; both carriageways from Alaka to Apongbon through Eko Bridge; as well as Onikan Junction through Independent Bridge to Apongbon Bridge.
The controller said that the Lagos Island/General Hospital Road to Apongbon; Onikan/Lagos Island to Apongbon through Apongbon Bridge/CMS; Eko Bridge to Ijora and Apapa Road through Iganmu flyover and the National Theatre train station to Costain were also being repaired.
“Some of the roads have been completed, while others are still undergoing repairs.
The remedial works on both carriageways of Apongbon Bridge undulations have since been completed; speed was achieved on the project because the contractors worked at night,” he said.
He added that the government had plans for other roads not yet captured and appealed to residents of the state to be patient as the repairs would go round.