Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured Lagosians that the construction of 18.7-kilometre six-lane rigid pavement carriageway from Eleko Junction in Ibeju Lekki to Epe T-Junction in Lagos State will be completed and commissioned in the first quarter of 2022.
Governor Sanwo-Olu gave the assurance when he and members of the State Executive Council went on an on-the-spot assessment of the project, on Monday.
During the assessment, Sanwo-Olu who was excited by the pace of work on the road, urged the contractor handling the project to increase its momentum in order to push the progress to an encouraging level before the end of the year.
The Governor flagged off the first phase of the expansion on the Lekki-Epe Expressway last November, kick-starting the rehabilitation of the 40-year-old infrastructure.
However, at the time of the Governor’s inspection, the contractor had completed a stretch of 3km on the lane from Eleko Junction inward Epe, while the right-of-way for the entire project has been fully cleared.
After communicating the work progress to the Governor, representatives of the contractor led the entourage on legwork for assessment of features on the completed stretch, including drainage channels, kerb and segregated lane for heavy-duty vehicles.
The Governor expressed optimism that the project would be delivered on record time, charging the contractor to scale up the pace of work.