The Nation (Nigeria)
Quality of work on Ijebu Ode-epe Expressway excites Abiodun
•Ijebu Ode-epe Expressway to get hotel facility, trailer park
OGUN State Governor Dapo Abiodun has said that the Ijebu-ode-epe Road, which is 90 per cent completed, will be provided with hotel accommodation and trailer parks to ease the stress of long distance travellers and motorists.
Abiodun also cited security check points, fire and ambulance stations, and towing points as other facilities that would be provided along the road to respond to accidents or any other emergencies.
The governor gave this position while speaking with reporters after he inspected the progress of work done on the road at the weekend.
He noted that the road project started in February 2020, but experienced some delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He expressed satisfaction with the level of progress made, saying “with the work done so far, the project is 90 per cent completed”.
According to him, given the level of development along the axis, especially in the Lekki Corridor of Lagos State, the road when completed would become a major evacuation point for industrial activities.
He said the state government has created industrial parks that would accommodate education, health and automobile cities.
He added that the road was chosen for construction by the people and that it was among the 270 kilometres of roads built by his administration in the last two years as a deliberate initiative to ease of doing business in the state.
The governor said construction of a flyover was ongoing at the Ijebu-ode end of the road to put an end to the sufferings and unnecessary loss of lives on Sagamu-ijebu Ode-benin Expressway.