02 Nov Sanwo-Olu flags off Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe reconstruction
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, flagged off the reconstruction and upgrading of the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway to“ revolutionize trade and commerce in the state.”
At the launch of the project at Eleko, Sanwo-Olu said government knew the importance of the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway which houses the Lekki Free Trade Zone and thriving estates businesses.
He said transportation and traffic management were the pillar of his administration’s “THEMES Agenda” aimed at bringing economic prosperity to stakeholders on the axis and commerce to the state.
THEMES represent Traffic Management and Transportation; Health and Environment; Education and Technology; Making Lagos a 21st Century state; Security and Governance.
He said the road, when completed, will complement the new network of roads in Epe and ease transportation and connectivity to improved socio-economic activities in the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe corridor.
He explained that the road will connect the Regional Road under construction as well as the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge, naming the 10 communities that will benefit from the project as Eleko, Onose, Alatishe, Aiyeteju, Ajaganabe, Oko Orisan, Ilasan, Lekki Village, and Epe.
He said it will have a three-lane dual carriageway, reinforced concrete road pavement with dedicated lane in each direction for trucks and a rigid pavement to accommodate the envisaged axle loading.