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Lagos sets up task force on road maintenance

Posted by By TOPE ADEBOBOYE on 2008/08/16 | Views: 1664 |

Lagos sets up task force on road maintenance


Lagos State government has set up a 17-member road rehabilitation and maintenance committee in the state. The team, tagged the 17-Gang, is to ensure continuous flow of vehicular movement across the state.

Lagos State government has set up a 17-member road rehabilitation and maintenance committee in the state. The team, tagged the 17-Gang, is to ensure continuous flow of vehicular movement across the state.

Special Adviser to Governor Fashola on Works and Infrastructure, Eng. Ganiyu Johnson, said at the weekend that the ‘gang’ members will ensure that all major bad spots in the state are promptly fixed.
While lamenting that the incessant downpour in the last few months has negatively impacted on the major roads in the state, he observed that the development has been a source of concern to the state government.

Said he: “It is the desire of the state government to quickly bring to an end the agony being presently experienced, and that warranted the setting up of the committee which has been charged with a mandate to fix all the identified bad roads in the state”.

A statement issued by the ministry’s spokesman, Mr. Fola Adeyemi, said some of the bad spots to be fixed include Barracks and Lagos Mainland areas, Pedro- Igi- Olugbin-Bariga area, Iyana- Ipaja, Iju Road, Lagos- Badagry-Okokomaiko, Apapa-Oshodi-Toyota, and the Cele-Bus Stop area.

Others include Jibowu rail line to Funsho Williams Avenue, Oyingbo, Iddo, Herbert Macaulay, Bariga, St Finbars-University Road, Diya Street, Ejigbo- Mushin-Isolo Road, various sections of Agege Motor Road and Ikotun axis. Bad spots along the Isheri-Ijaiye Road, Iyana-Ipaja-Ikotun, Moshalashi-Ipaja Ayobo and CBD areas of Ikeja and several other parts of Lagos will also be fixed, the statement said.
Johnson said the team will make use of crushed stones and cement, as well as boulders in areas where there are craters to ensure that relief is brought to the users of such roads.

These maintenance programmes, he noted, will be carried out in phases from one local government area to another.

According to Johnson, the ‘gang members’, in their first two days of operation, have rehabilitated several roads, including Borno Way, Ebute Metta, Adekunle Bus Stop along Herbert Macaulay Street, Yaba, Jibowu to Moshalashi ( Empire Bus Stop), University-Moore Road, Apapa Road, Hughes Avenue, Yaba, Funsho Williams Avenue, Barracks Bus Stop, Iyana-Ipaja Roundabout, Ijaiye -Isheri Road, Cele Bus Stop, CBD Complex-Ikeja, Isolo Road-Daleko, Iju Road ( Pen Cinema), among others.
While imploring Lagos residents to bear with the government, especially in this raining season, Johnson said the road rehabilitation and maintenance efforts of the government are meant to complement the over 400 road construction projects currently going on across the state.

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