FAAN IMPLORES THE PUBLIC TO BE PATIENT AS RECONSTRUCTION OF OSHODI-INT’L AIRPORT ROAD COMMENCES
FAAN implores the public to be patient as work commences on Lagos airport road
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has urged the passengers to exercise patience for inconveniences as work begins on the Murtala Muhammed Airport Road in Lagos.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday commenced the reconstruction of the Oshodi-International Airport Road, assuring that the project will come into completion and handed over within fifteen (15) months. Although, other routes to access the international terminal had been worked out.
The agency advised passengers and other users that make use of the road to always leave their homes very early in order not to miss flights.
The project is specifically on the reconstruction and expansion of the existing carriage to a three-lane expressway on both directions, construction of a two-service lane as well as ramp bridge to provide a detour from the Ajao Estate corridor as well as a flyover at NAHCO/Toll Gate and some drainage.
The project also include the removal of the existing pedestrian bridge at the estate and construction of same bridges at Ajao Estate and NAHCO/Hajj Camp. Also to be on the highway are construction of a slip road to provide access to the estate as well as construction of lay-bys and installation of streetlight, among others.
Henrietta Yakubu, The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, added that security agencies and other traffic officers had been mobilised to check traffic during the period.
She proclaimed: “The Authority, in conjunction with the Lagos State government, has put in place necessary measures to mitigate the effect of the construction on road users while the project lasts.”
In addition, the state government said it would build two flyovers along with other facilities on the Oshodi axis of the highway yesterday.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, represented by his Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Adebowale Akinsanya, dropped the hint at stakeholders’ meeting. He urged cooperation for the swift completion of the projects.
Akinwunmi Ambode said his administration was committed to transforming the highway to a world-class facility befitting of an international airport.
The reconstruction was part of the inclusive governance agenda of his government, he articulated.
The governor corroborated FAAN that measures had been put in place to mitigate the challenges road users and residents might encounter during the reconstruction.
The governor, Akinwunmi Ambode showed an appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for the approval and the Ministry of Works and also FAAN for their cooperation.
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