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LSPWC gets new head, adopts strategies on road maintenance


A Lagos road being repaired

A Lagos road being repaired

In its renewed effort to address the devastating effects of heavy downpour on Lagos roads, the Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) has reeled out new measures to address the road conditions in the metropolis.

Apart from the city-centre, the corporation said its operations would go simultaneously in the sub-urban and major roads in every local government area.The new helmsman of LSWPC, Mr. Ayotunde Shodeinde, while lamenting the terrible condition of many roads, which he associated with rainy seasons, said has become a source of concern to the state government, hence, the Corporation has earmarked the some strategic roads for fixing within a couple of weeks.

While appealing to Lagos residents for patience for the inconveniences caused by the road maintenance activities, Shodeinde said that in the days ahead, the Corporation’s operations would assume a more robust dimension, which will enable a greater number of residents to feel its impact.

Although, the corporation’s executive Chairman, assured that the two asphalt plants in Agbowa and Badagry, put the corporation in a good stead to effectively put the affected roads in a better condition.

According to him, Agbowa plants would serve local governments close to it while the one Badagry would serve similar function. “So, issue of transporting the materials to the sites would no longer be a problem, while proximity of asphalt plant locations would save time, it would by extension, accelerate work rate by the workers.

Shodeinde therefore appealed to road users to maintain decorum, especially, the truck and tanker drivers, in the use of the infrastructure. “Although, we are usually constrained by weather condition in carrying out maintenance work, especially during wet season, but we have continued to maintain our presence on Lagos roads despite the rains, so as to address critical sections of our major roads, using paving stones and palliative approaches” he said.
He, however, assured Lagos residents that all the state roads would wear a new look again as the Corporation’s effort in maintaining and rehabilitating them is now receiving a boost.

He stated that already, road maintenance work has commenced on some of the roads and these include Dopemu Road, Agege, Ojo road, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Old Abeokuta road, Agege, Iyana Ipaja-Egbeda Road, Alimosho, Shasha Road, Alimosho, Old Ojo Road, Kuye Amuwo-Odofin, Mowo-Ikoga Road, Badagry, Osho Road and Olubote Street in Epe, Lagos-Abeokuta Express way (Abule-Toll gate axis), Obafemi Awolowo way, Ikeja and Oyemekun road, Ifako-Ijaye.

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1 Comment
  • emmanuel kalu

    From the picture posted here, if lagos roads are repaired like that, it would be damaged again within a few years. water is the biggest problem for roads, and effective drainage solve that problem. most nigeria and lagos road don’t have proper drainage. solve the drainage problem and you don’t have to repair roads every year.