Julius Berger, RCC resume work on Lagos-Ibadan expressway
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the presence of the workmen of the companies became more noticeable at the Redemption Camp and Arepo areas on the Lagos end of the road.
It was gathered that while palliative jobs are on-going at the failed spots of the Redemption Camp area of the road, major construction work was being done at the Arepo Area.
Julius Berger is handling Section One of the N167 billion project which stretches from Shagamu Inter-Change to Lagos, while RCC takes charge of Section Two stretching from Shagamu Inter-Change to Ojoo in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The repair of the failed sections has greatly brought relief to motorists who now clamour for early completion of the road which is considered the busiest in the country.
A source at Julius Berger site on the road, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that the company was back on the road for good. “It is time to move forward on the project.”
The project is expected to be completed by July 3, 2017. It is being financed through Public and Private Partnership (PPP).
Motorists and commuters who use the road have continued to appeal to the Federal Government to speed up work on the road to make traveling on it pleasurable. Ojo Agege, a commercial vehicle driver who plies the road from Lagos to Ibadan daily, told NAN that it was high time the government completed the project. Lateef Mohammed, another commercial driver, told NAN that until the government fixed the road, motorists would continue to have terrible experience while travelling. Simisola Joseph, a female trader expressed optimism that with the coming of Babatunde Fashola as Works and Housing Minister, the re-construction would soon be completed.