As part of the committment of the Lagos State government to develop an integrated transportation system, the state government will be inaugurating the upgrade and reconstruction of the Eti-Osa, Lekki/Epe expressway on the 1st of November 2020.
Speaking during an inspection of the road, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engineer Aramide Adeyoye, said that despite the economic recession, dwindling financial resources occasioned by the COVID 19 pandemic and the most recent unwarranted violence unleashed on government infrastructure, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu remains focused on promoting economic prosperity through the provision of sustainable road infrastructure throughout the State.
Mrs. Adeyoye said Governor Sanwo-Olu will flag off the project and reconstruction will begin on the first phase of the 18.75km stretch spanning Eleko Junction to Epe ‘T Junction’.
She explained that aside the fact that the Lekki-Epe Expressway project, when completed, will eliminate the perennial traffic gridlocks, it would ultimately improve socio-economic activities in and around Lekki and reduce drastically the travel time of commuters.
Mrs Adeyoye who noted that other attendant benefits of the laudable project include the positive impact it would have on the lives of residents, businesses, commuters and Lagosians at large, explained that the Eti Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway was constructed over 40 years ago, from Victoria Island to Epe T-junction.
She explained that the deterioration of the road disrupted the movement of goods and passengers until palliative intervention was carried out by the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration in November 2019.
According to Mrs Adeyoye the first phase will span 18.75km from Eleko Junction – Epe T-junction while the second phase of 26.7km will start at Abraham Adesanya Roundabout to Eleko Junction.