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The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved N64.108 billion for additional works on Section One of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola who confirmed the approval spoke with reporters after a six hour FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said it was part of the N68.6 billion approved for roads projects.
He said The council approved additional work on over 43.6 kilometres, this covered the construction of pedestrian bridges and toll plazas as well as modification of the quality of bitumen. Fashola said the approval was aimed at accommodating the changing nature of the road.
“Since its conception, so many new structures, religious institutions, factories, universities and increased human activities have come up along the Lagos-Ibadan Express road. The inherited design didn’t provide for these at all and also to modify the quality of bitumen, polymer modified bitumen in order to deal with the heavy cargo that passes through that road.”
“The first section is handled by Julius Berger. The second section under RCC which covers over 80 kilometres will come to council to incorporate similar works including drainage works when we finish the procurement.” he said