Lagos State government said it will commence the reconstruction of Sari Iganmu and Gaskiya College Roads within the Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area by September this year.
The two roads, awarded in 2014 measuring about 3.13km, is planned as 13.4 metres width dual carriageway with service ducts, asphalt pavement, pedestrian walkways and two new bridges.
Special Adviser to the State Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Abiodun Johnson disclosed this at a stakeholder’s meeting held at Ladipo Primary School, OkeOga and Sari Iganmu in Lagos.
He re-echoed the commitment of the contractors to the project, Messrs Julius Berger, noting that, barring all disturbances from the community, the project will be delivered in 20 months.
Johnson urged the community to embrace the project which will significantly impact on their lives while warning that any incidence of disturbance will stall the project.
He said the construction will address flooding issue and also create another bypass that allows linkage with Lagos-Badagry Expressway and other parts of Apapa.
Engr. Johnson urged house owners not to shoot up housing rent on account of the road reconstruction.
The Special Adviser explained that the State Government will pay compensation where there is a clear evidence of title in case the construction involves demolition of buildings in part or whole, adding that all those without title documents will also be assisted based on the merit of their case as presented to the Ministry.
Engr. Johnson implored the contractors to ensure that residents of the area are given opportunity for employment and some level of supplies so as to bring democratic dividends to them.
He assured that the alternative road, Fadaini Street will be rehabilitated with appropriate palliatives that will ensure it lasts.
In his remark, the Council boss, Dr. Adesola Adedayo noted that the construction and the features of the road will free up the council’s present commitment on the road for other areas.
He assured of the Council’s support for the State Government in its quest for development of the State’s infrastructure.