From December 6th, the Mile 2 to Tin-Can Island section of the Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota-Oworonsoki Expressway project undergoes 72 hours partial closure for rehabilitation says the Director of Federal Highways, South West, Funso Adebiyi, who made the appeal during an inspection of the road in Lagos.
According to Adebiyi said heavy rainfall slowed down rehabilitation works on Apapa roads which resulted in terrible road degeneration, causing accidents. The director said palliative work had begun on the highway with the rains ending, and the Ministry of Works and Housing had secured commitment of truck drivers to leave the highway for repair works.
He said the federal government was committed to rehabilitation of roads across the nation, and the evidence was showing in massive construction after the rainy season.
“We are here partly to facilitate this work and to continue the palliative work here,’’ he said.
“Because of the intensity of the palliative work we want to do, we agreed that for about 72 hours, we will restrict vehicles to this area.
“And because we are sensitive to the plight of road users, we will allow petrol tankers to come and load because if they do not come to lift product for 72 hours, it will affect the general public,” he said.
He listed vehicles that can use the highway within the closure period to include tankers going to lift products, vehicles carrying construction materials to site and cars.