The Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode today, August 2, 2017, revealed that the reconstruction of the Oshodi-Ikeja International Airport Road will begin in September 2017.
This information was disclosed at the 3rd Quarterly Town Hall Meeting at Badore, Lagos. The Governor said the road would be further expanded into a 10-lane road befitting of international standard.
Ambode also disclosed that the proposed construction of 181 roads across LGs/LCD of the State would begin in September. He said the construction of the roads had been delayed due to the unstable exchange rate, The Governor explained that with the current exchange rate now around N350 to a dollar, the contracts for the roads would be re-advertised in two or three weeks’ time to ensure that the Government build the roads at a lower cost.
“In the next two to three weeks, I will reopen the advert to get a new cost and all things been equal the job would start on the roads by end of September,” he said.
Ambode also assured residents that the State Public Works would seize the period of the break of the rainy season to fix all potholes across the State in order to improve drive time for motorists.