Work on Oshodi-Airport Road begins September – Ambode

Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday said work on the proposed expansion and reconstruction of the Oshodi-International Airport road would commence in September.

Ambode dropped the hint at the 3rd Quarter Town Hall Meeting held at the Badore Ferry Terminal, Lagos.

He said the reconstruction of the Oshodi-International Airport road would see its transformation to a 10-lane road.

In May, Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, approved that the road be handed over to the Lagos State Government for total reconstruction.

Ambode said that plans were also underway to commence the construction of 181 Local Government roads in September.

The governor said the delay in the commencement of the rehabilitation of the 181 inner roads was due to the fluctuation in dollar rate at the time the bid was last opened.

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“By the next two to three weeks, I will re-open the advert to get a new cost and all things being equal, the job will start on the roads by end of September,’’ he said.

Ambode assured residents that the state Public Works would seize the period of the break in the rainy season to fix all potholes across the state in order to improve drive time for motorists.

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