The Ogun State Executive Council has approved for immediate reconstruction, the 2.35km Journalists’ Estate Road in Arepo, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state.
According to the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in the state, Ade Akinsanya, preliminary work had already commenced and the contractor was expected to mobilise to site soon.
He said the contractor was in the process of establishing an office and construction yard around the area, adding that when work begins, he would be visiting the project site in company with the contractor-in-charge.
Akinsanya said the high priority project had a nine-month construction period, noting that the road “which is 13metre wide, 1m by 1m covered reinforced drainage, and stone pavement when completed, will be fully illuminated with street light, lay byes, and other exotic road furniture”.
The commissioner assured that Governor Dapo Abiodun prioritised the road because when completed, it would provide relief for road users along the Lagos-Ibadan express axis that had faced difficult times navigating their ways to their homes, especially during the rainy season.