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Lagos restricts movement on Ikorodu road for bridge repair

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• LSPWC gets fleet of equipment to enhance road construction, rehabilitation

The Lagos State government yesterday said there would be partial restriction of movement on Ikorodu Road to enable it replace the dilapidated and disused steel pedestrian bridge at Fadeyi bus-stop with a new footbridge.

In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Olujimi Hotonu, government said in its drive to protect the lives of pedestrians on the highway, the disused bridge would be pulled down to give way for a new one worthy of the status of the state.

To effect the removal, the main carriage lanes of Ikorodu Road would be closed to traffic for two nights on Saturday, September 23, between 11:00p.m. and 6:00a.m. and on Sunday, September 24, between 11:00p.m. and 4:00a.m. while the service lanes will be open to traffic. All traffic both inward Lagos and outward Ojota will be diverted to the service lanes.

Meanwhile, Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) has taken delivery of new fleet of state of arts equipment to enhance road construction and maintenance in the state.

Head Mechanical at LSPWC, Gbenga Ogunlewe, representing the Special Adviser, Public Works and Drainages, Temidayo Erinle, at the training of operators for the equipment, disclosed that a new BF 600 Paver, one excavator, three driving rollers and six hand rollers had just been delivered to the corporation to enhance performance and delivery at various road construction sites.

He applauded the vision of the governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, towards the drive to ensure a pothole-free Lagos, noting that the BF 600 Automated Paver, which is the latest version of the paving equipment, has a high capacity to spread asphalt on the roads, especially on a dual carriageway, thereby reducing time and man-hour on construction sites.

He also revealed that plans are underway to decentralise operations of the corporation by creating zonal offices at Ikorodu and Amuwo-Odofin to complement the Ojodu plant so that problem of road rehabilitation and maintenance could be promptly and effectively tackled at various communities within the five divisions of the state.



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