Mr
Kayode Ibrahim, the engineer
supervising section one of Lagos-
Ibadan Expressway
reconstruction/rehabilitation
contract, by the Federal
Ministry of Power, Works and
Housing, said that the project
was 32 per cent completed.
Ibrahim told the News Agency
of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday
that work had been completed on
one section of the Long Bridge
and on various critical sections.
NAN reports that section one of
the projects is from Ojota in
Lagos to Sagamu Interchange
and is being handled by Julius
Berger.
He said that more warning signs
and crash barriers had been
deployed to the highway to
ensure free flow of traffic and
check accidents.
“We will complete the repair of
the long bridge by Dec. 15 and
we will complete all palliatives to
make the road motorable before
the Yuletide.
“The entire project is 32 per
cent completed. We have done
earthworks, laid asphalt and
base course, done culverts and
drains on various changes
between Redeemed Camp and
the Sagamu Interchange.
“We have constructed
trapezoidal drains, rectangular
drains and retaining walls on
various portions and also laid
polymer modified asphalt on
various shoulders. We are
working massively on various
portions,” he said.
NAN correspondent on
inspection of the highway with
the inspection team of the House
of Representatives Committee on
Works, reports that the highway
is free from the usual traffic
logjam as at press time.
NAN reports that tack coat
(binding material for asphalt)
was being laid on a portion of the
outer lane of the popular Long
bridge.
Earthworks and laying of asphalt
were also ongoing on various
points as the committee
members made intermittent
stops to raise questions.

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