Lagos-Ibadan road ready before December, says Mohammed

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The Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will be ready before December, Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said.

He spoke yesterday while inspecting the N232 billion project handled by Julius Berger and Reynold Construction Company (RCC) as part of the tour of federal projects. Mohammed kicked-started the inspection on Tuesday with the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi.

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He inspected the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line. The 137-kilometre Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is divided into two sections. Julius Berger is handling Section One at the cost of N134 billion.

The section covers the Lagos-Sagamu Interchange. RCC covers the axis from the Sagamu Interchange to Ibadan for N96 billion.

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The project, which started in 2013, with initial completion date of 2017, is slated for completion this year. There were initial hiccups, with the scope of work expanded. In both axis, over 50 per cent has been achieved.

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