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Julius Berger, RCC back on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Julius Berger, RCC back on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Posted By: Our reporter on: November 23, 2015

Construction giants- Julius Berger PLC and Reynolds Construction Company (RCC)- have returned to work on the N167 billion Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the  workers’ presence  is noticeable at the Redemption Camp and Arepo areas of the Lagos end of the road.

NAN reports that while palliative works are ongoing at the failed spots in the Redemption Camp area, major  work is being done at Arepo.

Julius Berger is handling Section One of the project, which stretches from Sagamu Inter-Change to Lagos; RCC is in charge of Section Two, stretching from Sagamu Inter-Change to Ojoo, Ibadan.

The repair of the failed sections has brought relief to motorists who are clamouring for early completion of the road which is the nation’s busiest highway.

A source said Julius Berger was back on the road for good, adding: “It is time to move forward on the project”.

The expected date for the completion of the project, which is being financed through Public and Private Partnership (PPP), is July 3, 2017.

Motorists and commuters have continued to appeal to the Federal Government to speed up work to facilitate travelling.

Ojo Agege, a commercial vehicle driver, urged the government to ensure speedy completion of the project.

Lateef Mohammed, another commercial driver, said motorists would continue to have nightmares on the road, until the government fixes it.

“All we are saying is that the government should help to fast track the construction of the road to ease traffic delay being experienced by travellers,” he said.

Ms Simisola Joseph, a trader, however, expressed optimism that with the coming of Babatunde Fashola as Works and Housing Minister, the construction would soon be completed.

Motorists and travellers are praising RCC for the progress made so far on Section Two of the road.

Femi Ajegun, a driver, told NAN that vehicular movement was now easy with the completion of work on some critical areas at the Ibadan end of the road.

“With the quality of job done and removal of long stretch of diversion by RCC, motorists and travellers now experience some pleasurable ride,” he said.

Sule Maito, a passenger at Ogere area, told NAN that if RCC could continue the way it is going, the job may be completed on schedule.

The Federal Ministry of Works, last week after a  stakeholders /presidency meeting, said the government had committed N50 billion to the project.

The ministry promised to ensure timely completion of the road.

Link: http://thenationonlineng.net/julius-berger-rcc-back-on-lagos-ibadan-expressway/

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