Lagos procures modern equipment to enhance road construction
The Lagos State government through its Public Works/Drainages department has acquired three road printer paving stone laying machines to enhance road construction and maintenance in the state.
The Head Mechanical (LSPWC), Gbenga Ogunlewe, who led a team of operators to the training ground, disclosed that the machines were procured to enhance road construction and improve the quality of work being done at construction site.
According to him, they were purchased to work on water logged areas, where asphalt will not be suitable, saying it will also allow for easy maintenance of work at reduced cost compared to Asphalt work.
Mr. Anthony Onyebuichi, a representative of Road Printer, the company that delivered the machine revealed that they perform an automatic stone paving process, which does not require manual labour.
Anthony said: “On roads where paving stones are used manually, the machine works faster as it reduces the manpower that is needed. When you have enough stones, you lay a guide rail that has a sensor, which will take the exact position where you want the stone to start and end. The machines have wheel loaders, which scoop paving stones and pour into the machine for labourers to fix. In a day, you can lay 1000 metres of paving stones depending on the proficiency of the person handling the machine. It will make work faster, easier and cheaper in the sense that it reduces manpower. It eliminates human errors.”
The Special Adviser Temidayo Erinle applauded the vision and magnanimity of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode towards the procurement of the state of the art equipment in order to ensure Lagosians enjoy good and motorable roads all year round.
He urged Lagos residents to keep faith with the present administration, assuring them of optimal performance of the Corporation in the area of road maintenance and rehabilitation.
To date, the Lagos State Public Works Corporation has rehabilitated about 675 roads across the five divisions of the state.
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