Julius Berger to complete Apapa-Oshodi Expressway next week

Construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc., says the ongoing rehabilitation of the Barliet to Ilasa section of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway will be completed next week.

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State had mobilised the firm to site in May following public outcry over their hardship on the dilapidated portion.

Construction activities, including grading, asphalt lay, earth works and reconstruction of drainage channels have commenced on the site.

The development made the construction zone a beehive of activities with different earth moving equipment, rollers, pavers and trucks working on various stretches of the road on the Oshodi bound carriageway.

A Julius Berger engineer at the site, who pleaded anonymity, said the firm was carrying out emergency repairs on the highway.

“This is not a contract but an emergency repair being undertaken by the Lagos State Government.

“We have worked on 1.5 kilometres of road so far and we are also reconstructing this drainage channels that have collapsed.

“We have been on site for about three weeks and should complete the work in a week’s time from now.

“We have no challenges because we have been able to deploy adequate manpower and equipment to site,” he said.

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