The federal government is in talks with Ogun State Government to secure the Right of Way (RoW) for the construction of three bridges and an interchange on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola who was joined by Governor Dapo Abiodun at the Lotto Bridge under construction, said the highway accommodates over 40,000 vehicles daily, hence the urgent need for additional flyovers and interchanges for decongestion.
The bridges are under construction at Makun, MFM, and Lotto (Mowe) areas on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
He stated: “We are trying to execute an interchange that will separate the main carriageway and give commuters choice, especially those going to religious places to worship, those going to universities, and so on and so forth. So that what used to cause the congestion is limited to the barest minimum if not totally eradicated when the road is finished. So, we now require additional land to build the interchange, that is why I called the governor.”
He noted the Buhari administration inherited several stalled projects which he was committed to completing by adequately funding the projects while he expressed his satisfaction with the progress of work on the ongoing reconstruction/rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Meanwhile, Governor Abiodun assured that the state government would give all the land and support needed.