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FG Working To Decongest Lagos-Ibadan Expressway



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The federal government is working together with the Ogun state government to secure the right of way (RoW) in other to construct three bridges and an interchange on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, said this during a highway inspection on Wednesday.

Mr. Fashola, who was welcomed by Governor Dapo Abiodun at the under-construction Lotto Bridge, said the highway supports over 40,000 vehicles every day, necessitating the development of more flyovers and interchanges.

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Fashola said “We are trying to execute an interchange that will separate the main carriageway and give commuters a choice, especially those going to religious places to worship, those going to universities, and so on and so forth,”

“So that what used to cause the congestion is limited to the barest minimum if not totally eradicated when the road is finished. We now require additional land to build the interchange. That is why I called the governor.”


Mr. Fashola expressed his enthusiasm for the ongoing renovation and of the highway.

Mr. Abiodun stated that the Ogun government will grant the land mass needed to enable the project.


Also, Olukayode Popoola, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, provided the necessary measurements and dimensions for the bridges, interchange, and details of the number of structures and services on the bridges’ right-of-way, which would block the project if compensations were not paid.

He said that section one of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway project, from Ojota in Lagos to the Sagamu interchange, “has achieved 56 percent completion.”


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