There is good news for residents, motorists and commuters who ply the Konu-Ishawo-Lagos Ibadan Expressway road in Ikorodu West Local Council of Lagos State. This is as a result of the approval given by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, yesterday, July 18, 2017, after several years of failed government promises to construct the road.
The construction, according to the government is to accelerate commercial activities in the area as well as help in checking security challenges in the axis. When completed, residents can easily access to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway through the route.
Commenting on the development, the Commissioner of Industry, Commerce and Cooperative, Rotimi Ogunleye, who represented Governor Ambode at a stakeholders meeting in Ikorodu said the 7.4 kilometres road, which will be completed within 18 months, will pass through Agric intersection through Isawo-Konu and Arepo in Ogun State to link Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
He however appealed for the cooperation of the concerned communities to ensure that the project is completed in time, noting that the meeting was to sensitise the communities, as some structures will be affected during the implementation of the project.
Also speaking on the project, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works & Infrastructure, the Supervisory Ministry, Mr. Temidayo Olufolahan, said the first phase of the dual carriage road will with start from 400 metres away from Agric intersection in Ikorodu, to Isawo with four pedestrian bridges, 10 lay bays, a bridge and drainage on both sides.
He also said there would be streetlights to enhance the security of the area, while officials of the ministry will come in to do the needful in terms of marked structures on the right of way.
Political, traditional and religious leaders as well as community development leaders, who attended the meeting pledged to support the government to achieve its objective. They also resolved to allow removal of structures on the right of way for earlier completion of the project.