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LASG appreciates commuters’ perseverance, issues update on road projects

by Alli Mustapha

The Lagos State Government on Sunday, March 8, has expressed its gratitude to affected residents for their perseverance during the ongoing road rehabilitation and construction works that have led to traffic congestion in some areas in the State.

 Engineer Aramide Adeyoye, The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, appealed to commuters to show a little more patience and understanding while reviewing some road projects at the weekend, saying the government took the decision to embark on multiple projects simultaneously to avoid the delay that would result from the rainy season in April. 

 Adeyoye said that the roads where the government has intervened include Lekki-Epe Expressway; Allen Avenue Roundabout; Ojota along Ikorodu Road; Agege Pen Cinema Flyover; Ijegun-Ijagemo Road and Lagos-Badagry Expressway among.

 Having acknowledged the discomfort being experienced in areas like Ikorodu and Obafemi Awolowo Way in Ikeja, Engr. Adeyoye explained that the government recognized that any delay in completing bad roads would further stretch the period of rehabilitation due to the rainy season which is predicted to be early and intense this year.

 The Special Adviser further revealed that the Public Works Corporation has been directed to restrict rehabilitation of inner roads across the State to off-peak hours between 10 p.m and 5 a.m, assuring that palliative work by the Agency will also ameliorate the effect of bad roads on commuters.

 She stressed that traffic managers have played a vital road in reducing traffic congestion on Lagos roads saying, “Aside deploying traffic managers to sensitive spots where road rehabilitation or construction is going on, we have also directed that all access roads be opened up to complement efforts of our traffic managers whenever construction work is taking place to ease congestion and gridlock”.

 Engr. Adeyoye, therefore, appealed for caution and cooperation on the part of road users as traffic managers have been deployed and access roads have been opened. She also assured residents of prompt completion of the projects and urging road users to always be patient and obey traffic regulations along with road rehabilitation and construction corridors.

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