Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has flagged-off the reconstruction and upgrading of Eti-Osa/Lekki/Epe Expressway (Phase 1) from Eleko Junction to ‘T Junction’ Epe.
The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engineer Aramide Adeyoye, said the project and reconstruction will begin on the first phase of the 18.75km stretch spanning Eleko Junction to Epe ‘T Junction’.
The Eti Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway was constructed over 40 years ago, from Victoria Island to Epe T-junction. The builders adopted a rural road cross-section without drainage, except for chutes provided at intervals to allow water percolate into the soil along the verges.
Explaining that the deterioration of the road disrupted the movement of goods and passengers until palliative intervention was carried out by the Sanwo-Olu administration in November 2019, Mrs. Adeyoye said that the reconstruction will entail an upgrade in both capacity and pavement structure, with an increase from a two to three-lane dual-carriageway and a dedicated truck lane plus reinforced concrete rigid pavement.
She said that the reconstruction will entail an upgrade in both capacity and pavement structure, with an increase from a two to three-lane dual-carriageway and a dedicated truck lane plus reinforced concrete rigid pavement. The Project, which is programmed for two phases to manage the huge financial outlay required for the project, takes cognisance of the rapid industrialisation envisaged along the Lekki axis.
The first phase will span 18.75km from Eleko Junction – Epe T-junction while the second phase of 26.7km will start at Abraham Adesanya Roundabout to Eleko Junction.The project will be handled by Messrs. Craneburg Construction Company Limited which has proven capacity and track record in the delivery of quality road projects. When completed, the infrastructure will complement the network of roads in Epe and ease transportation of goods and services to other neighbouring States.