The Lagos State Government has disclosed its plans to demolish some structures to recover the Right of Way (RoW) in a bid to ease gridlock on Ikeja and Ikorodu roads.
Spokesman of the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Mukaila Sanusi, stressed the need to boost the state’s road infrastructure.
He said: “The Transportation and Traffic Management as well as the Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy pillars of the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda could best be achieved through massive investment in road infrastructure development and renewal.’’
Salako called for the cooperation of residents for the establishment of the Right of Way (RoW) and successful execution of projects noting that the process of RoW’s establishment might necessitate the removal of some structures to pave way for the projects in the public interest.
He noted: “Therefore, the junction improvement works, as in every development project, will unavoidably make demands on our ability to accommodate growth by making needful compromise and removing impediments in the Right of Way of these desirable project.’’
He assured residents of timely completion of the projects with minimal discomforts and adequate compensations as applicable for any property removed on the RoW of the projects.
Meanwhile, Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, said the projects were conceived as traffic management interventions to facilitate ease of movement and socio-economic development of the two important Local Government Areas.
Oladeinde said the ongoing junction improvement works in different parts of the state were strategies to respond to transportation requirements of the Lagos Megacity.