The Federal Government has finalised arrangements with the Ogun government to commence palliative works on the critical sections of the Sango/Ota-Idiroko and Lagos-Abeokuta roads.
The Federal Controller of Works, Ogun State, Mr Umar Bakare, made this known on Tuesday in Abeokuta, while addressing newsmen after inspection of the critical sections of the two highways.
Bakare told newsmen that the 64km Sango-Ota-Idiroko road had been put under consideration for reconstruction by the federal government under the FG’s Credit Scheme, similar to the just-awarded Sagamu-Papalanto-Obele road.
He said that there had been effective collaborative efforts between the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing and the Ogun Ministry of Works and Infrastructure to carry out the palliative works on identified bad portions of the two roads.
The Controller assured that the project would incorporate drainage to ensure that flood did not destroy the road again.
Bakare said that the pavements of the critical sections under the Sango Flyover bridge and the Itori-Lafarge-Papalanto axis would be reconstructed.
He said that stronger and rigid pavement would be put in place due to the peculiarity of the two sections of the road.
The project, according to him, had become necessary to alleviate the plight of commuters and motorists on the roads.
Bakare, however, appealed to the Ogun government to regulate the activities of traders along the roads, noting that ” traders contribute to the traffic situation on the roads”.
The Controller also urged the state government to direct all articulated vehicles to go on the Sango Flyover bridge to further decongest the road.
”The flyover has the capacity to withstand the weight of large trucks and trailers,” he added.
The Ogun Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Ade Akinsanya, in his remarks, assured that the palliative works would commence soon.
Akinsanya said that the state government was committed to making life better for the residents of the state.
He assured that relevant agencies of government in charge of traders and traffic control would do the needful to ensure that the project was carried out without disturbance.