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Sanwo-Olu says earthworks take up 60% of Lagos capital expenditure



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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has spoken on the road construction, other earthworks, and maintenance in the state.

The governor noted the earthwork takes 60% of the state’s capital expenditure every year, saying that fixing road infrastructure is important as the state has over 10,000 roads.

The Sanwo-Olu disclosed this in an interview with Channels TV on Sunday evening, April 18.

He said: “Infrastructure in terms of roads is critical to us, if you take Lagos West, right now we have just awarded the old Navy town road in Ojo and other notorious heavy traffic roads.

“Around Lagos East, we are doing similar projects at the same time, also at Lagos Central in Ikoyi, which are brand new roads with drainages everywhere.

“That’s what the citizens needs, we are also focusing on regional roads and also internal roads. Lagos has over 10,000 roads, it’s huge for us, its a work in progress but we need to be very strategic.

“We are looking at roads that can be used for commuting and connecting communities. We must continue fixing roads, it is always about 55-60% of our capital expenditure every year.” previously reported that in order to accomplish the reopening of the Third Mainland Bridge on February 22nd, 2021, the Lagos state government has declared that the route would be closed down for two weeks.

 The government, however, shifted the current diversion point on the bridge for motorists coming from Oworonsoki to Adekunle or Lagos Island.

The State Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, who disclosed this via his official Twitter handle, said no vehicular movement will be allowed on the bridge from 12 midnight on January 15 to 12 midnight, January 29.

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Oladeinde explained that motorists from Ogudu, Alapere and Gbagada going to Adekunle axis should use Ikorodu Road, Jibowu and Yaba as alternative routes.

The commissioner said the diversion point on the bridge is to allow the removal, replacement and casting of joint No. 23, in addition to joints 16 and 17 presently being fixed by the contractor.




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