The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) has said that the ongoing rehabilitation of a section of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway is 88 per cent completed.
FERMA South West 2 Zonal Coordinator, Rufus Onimisi, said this while speaking with newsmen in Lagos on Thursday.
Onimisi said that the project contractors were fast-tracking construction on the project which spans from Igboelerin to Agbara.
He said that the project, which should have been completed in November 2020, was extended to April this year because the contractor lost a lot of time to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said that the project contractors, Wizchino Engineering Ltd, had been doing night operations to hasten the completion.
He said that rehabilitation works had been done to final layer on about 22km and assured that the project would be delivered in March.
“So far, we have done drainage works, curb works, access culverts and work on the main carriageway. This comprises scarification, stone base, binder and wearing course and desilting works too.
“Right now I can conveniently say the project is about 88 per cent completed. Drainage works completed is about 1.6km. The portion we are working on is 12km on each lane. So, the two carriageways is 24km out of which the asphalt we have done is about 11km on each lane, totalling 22km completed.
“At the rate at which rehabilitation works is going, I expect that by the end of March we should be through with the project even though the project was extended to April,” Onimisi said.