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LSPWC scales up repairs of Lagos roads to ease gridlock



The Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) on Friday pledged its commitment to curb gridlock through continuous rehabilitation of failed sections of major roads across the state.

The General Manager of the corporation, Mr Olufemi Daramola,said  in a statement in Lagos that  the LSPWC had  then  scaled up its road-repair drive in different parts of the state.

He said that this was in tandem with Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s zero tolerance for road congestion and vision to ensure free flow of traffic in the state.

Daramola in the statement signed by Mr Ganiu Lawal, LSPWC’s Head, Public Affairs, listed roads rehabilitated so far to include Mile 12 inward Ketu, sections of Ikorodu Road and Aromire Avenue, Ikeja.

“We have also begun  the repair of Akilo Road while strategic roads within Ogba linking Ikeja environs like Ogunnusi, Lateef Jakande, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Acme Road, CMD and Otedola under-pass are undergoing repair works at various sections,“ he said.

The General Manager also listed roads under rehabilitation in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government to include Ojo Road, Oduduwa, Olowo Jeunjeje, Olayinka Sanusi and Bale Streets.

“These road repairs  are  ongoing to ease movement of motorists within Lagos. The corporation has reduced travel time with its road maintenance interventions,’’ the statement said.

Others are: Alfred Rewane, Point, Apapa, Oke-Afa Isolo, Ejigbo, Ikotun-Ijegun and Ahmadu Bello Way, among others.

“Palliative work using asphalt, boulders aggregates, crushed stones and in some cases, paving stones had been deployed to  these roads in order to ameliorate the challenges faced by motorists within the metropolis,“ he said.

Daramola said that the corporation had also been intensifying efforts to clean drains in flood prone zones to reduce road damage caused by surface water.

He pleaded for patience by residents living in areas yet to touched, assuring  them that the rehabilitation and maintenance works will be done in phases to cover the entire state.

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