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Barely one week after approving ₦64 Billion for rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, the federal government announced on Wednesday that it will spend an additional ₦80 billion for the rehabilitation of Section II of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, minister of power, works and housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola said.
According to him, the work on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway includes about 43 inches of reconstruction from earth base, toll plazas and service lanes needed to “accommodate new realities and structures that have since sprung along the road.”
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THE minister also stated that FEC has approved ₦18.87bn for the rehabilitation and repair of the Third Mainland Bridge that links Lagos Mainland to the Island.
He said the contract for the repair was awarded to Borini Prono, one of the original builders of the bridge.
Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works announced that the project which will start soon is expected to run for a period of 27 months.
He explained that the contract would involve critical repair works on all the 177 piles holding up the bridge, as well as general expansion joints replacement for the several expansion belts on the bridge.