Apapa trailer park 76 per cent completed – Director

The Director, Federal Highways (South-West), Alhaji Kabir Abdullahi, said on Friday, in Lagos, that the ongoing construction of a trailer park at Apapa was 76 per cent completed.

Abdullahi said that the project, tagged construction of Access Roads to Apapa/Tin Can Port, NNPC Depot (Atlas Cove) to Mile II, included the reconstruction of the road, construction of a trailer park and a pedestrian bridge.

“The global completion for the project is 75.85 per cent,“ he said.

Abdullahi explained that at the trailer park, the pavement has been constructed with the security post already built, adding that the pedestrian bridge had also been completed.

He, however, said that the pedestrian bridge was not yet opened to human traffic.

Abdullahi said that the ongoing phase II reconstruction of the 10.8 kilometres Apapa/Oshodi Expressway, had reached 44 per cent, with the first phase of the project completed in 2013.

“The scope of work has to do with reconstruction of the road pavement and construction of lined drains.

“Percentage completion of 43.73 has been achieved on phase II,“ he said.

On Phase III dualisation of Lagos/Ota road, he said that the work was 17 per cent constructed but that the contractor abandoned the project in 2012 due to lack of funds.

“The contractor moved out due to cash flow problems,“ he said.

Abdullahi said that the work on the rehabilitation/reconstruction and expansion of the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway which was flagged off in 2013 by President Goodluck Jonathan was ongoing.

The Director listed projects completed in 2013 to include the Apapa/Oshodi Section one reconstruction, Rehabilitation of seven kilometres Access Roads to NNPC Depot at Ejibgo in Lagos, dualisation of 27.5 kilometres Ota-Abeokuta road in Lagos/Ogun states, construction of Sango Ota-Winners Chapel Road, among others.

Abdullahi, however, said that the contract for the repair of Access Roads to the NNPC Depot (Mosimi) along Ikorodu-Sagamu Road was terminated, because the Lagos state Government awarded another contract to reconstruct the road.

He added that 11 per cent of work on the road was done before the termination in 2013

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