(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Federal Government has assured Lagos residents that section one of the ongoing reconstruction/rehabilitation of the Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota-Oworonsoki Expressway project would be completed within three weeks.
This assurance was given by the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, while on a joint inspection tour with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), where he also said that section one of the road would be opened afterwards, adding that the rehabilitation works, which had been divided into four sections, were to ease port congestion and gridlock at the Apapa axis.
Section one of the project spans from Liverpool Round through Creek Road to Beachland near Sunrise and is about 10 kms, while section two is 8.4 km and spans from Beachland to Cele Bus Stop.
The reconstruction/rehabilitation of the Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota-Oworonshoki Expressway project was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in November 2018 to resolve Apapa traffic gridlock. The contract was awarded to AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd at the cost of N73bn under the Tax Credit Scheme of the Federal Government.