Lagos State Government on Monday flagged off the reconstruction of a 10-lane Oshodi-International Airport Road.
It assured that the project will be completed within the 15 months.
Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Adebowale Akinsanya, at a ceremony said the state government was keen to fix the road being one of the busiest roads in the state with vehicular volumes average of 50,000 vehicles daily.
“To fast-track the project, three groups of workers will work on the project and they will work day and night, while upon kcompletion, the project will be linked to the Oworonshoki Reclamation Project, which is also ongoing,” he said.
The commissioner said that a stakeholders’ meeting would hold on Thursday to sensitise people of the area about the project.
He urged the residents and motorists to cooperate with the state government while the construction would last, saying that the intention was to transform the area.
“There will be some minor inconveniences, but we are going to mitigate the impact. The work will be accelerated.
“The project is to make life easier for everybody. We just want to appeal to people to cooperate with us.
“We will be here to talk to the people in case of any issue, and we are also working with our partner, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN),” Akinsanya said.
The project designs include reconstruction and expansion of the existing carriage to a three-lane expressway on both directions, construction of a two-lane service roads in both directions.
They are construction of a Ramp Bridge to provide a U-turn from Ajao Estate to Airport, construction of a flyover at NAHCO/Toll Gate and drainage works.
Others include the removal of existing Pedestrian Bridge at Ajao Estate and construction of Pedestrian Bridges at Ajao Estate and NAHCO/Hajj Camp, construction of Slip Road to provide access to Ajao Estate, construction of Lay-bys and installation of street lights.