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Motorists, residents want speedy completion of Lekki/Epe Expressway project



Motorists and residents in Epe/Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State have appealed to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to speedily complete the phase two of  Lekki/Epe Expressway project.

They made the appeal in separate interviews with our reporter on Monday in Epe.

It was reported that phase one  of the project ,about 18.75km spanning Eleko Junction to Epe-T-Junction, has been completed and inaugurated.

The phase two, which is 26.7km spanning Abraham Adesanya Roundabout to Eleko Junction ,is yet to be completed.

A motorist, Abdulrazak Olarenwaju, commended the state government for its efforts at  providing good and quality road network for  residents.

Olanrewaju ,however, called for speedy delivery of the project to ease the the stress users go through on the road.

He said, “We will appreciate the speedy completion of the project, to ease vehicular movement in that axis.

“Development comes with its own challenges, the gridlock  we are experiencing is affecting our businesses.”

He urged the government to provide an  alternative route to ease sufferings experienced  on the road.

A resident, Mrs Rasheedat Daranijo,decried  the slow pace of work at the site of the project.

“I pray that the contractors meet  the completion  deadline set by the state governor. The pace of work is  slow. I hope they will speed up things  to  complete the work on schedule,” she said.

Mr Tunde Agbadanla, another resident, expressed satisfaction at the pace of  work and commended the  state government for its intervention on the expressway.

He urged motorists and commuters to be patient and  cooperate with government to deliver the project.

“Nothing good comes easy. Good things ,of course ,comes with pains. We need to endure, I am sure we will enjoy the road after completion,” he said.

Another motorist, Mr Ayobami Adeleke, applauded the development projects of the government and urged the contractor to speed up work on the second phase of the expressway.

He said: “We will all enjoy the road  upon completion , but it has not been easy for us, commercial drivers.

“The journey of one hour now takes about three hours due to ongoing  construction.

“It is really telling on our businesses but we  know road project will benefit both  residents and other road users at the end of the day,” he said.


Idris Olukoya

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