The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has approved the reconstruction of 14 kilometres Ijebu-Ode-Mojoda-Epe Federal road.
The State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Ade Akinsanya, disclosed this on Friday after the State Executive Council meeting held at the Governor’s office in Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.
Akinsanya said the road which links Lagos will have two and a half lanes in each direction, lay-bys and 14 box coverts and bridges.
He said a time frame of 12-month had been set for the completion of the road with other features such as refuge and breakdown lanes, drainages and street lights which he said will make the road seamless to connect Lagos.
He said, “The reconstruction which is to be done through public-private-partnership will be tolled for motorists when completed while the proceeds will be used for maintenance.”
He added that the reconstruction is of priority importance to the governor because the socio-economic benefits of the road to both states cannot be overemphasised.
The commissioner stressed that travel hours will be significantly reduced, while the standard of living of people, living and working along the corridor, will greatly improve.
He, therefore, appealed to the motorists plying the road to be wary of overspeeding and be mindful of men and equipment on the construction site while the project lasts.