Nigeria: Lagos Government is set to construct 8 -Lane Road From Ikorodu To Epe


Lagos state has witnessed many road construction of recent to aim easy mobility. Recently, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has revealed plans to construct a standard eight-lane road from Ikorodu to Epe via Agbowa, Itoikin and Ijebu-Ode. He said that it is not going to be an easy task but they are fully ready for it.

Ambode confirmed that the road project would be delivered through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement, while a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to that effect would be signed in the coming week.

In order to create easy road access from Lagos to Ijebu ode, the governor also revealed that the state government in partnership with Ogun State, would construct a top-class road from Mojoda to Ijebu-Ode junction. This is to scale up the socio-economic integration of the South West region

Also, the Governor recently commissioned network of roads. The roads reconstructed and upgraded under the Epe Phase 1 Project included Lagos Road (Oke Osho/T. Junction/Aiyetoro Roundabout), Professor Agbalajobi (Aiyetoro Garage/Ita Marun-Ottin) and Oloja Estate (Bature/Otunba Adeniyi/Omotayo/Uthman Mustapha/Adekunle Rahman) roads.

Ambode said the completion of the project was in line with his campaign promise to address the challenges of the gross infrastructural deficit, flooding, and erosion that the people of Epe had lived with for decades. He said he had to fulfil his promise as a man of his words.

Ambode stated:
“It gladdens my heart to see that two years into the tenure of this administration, the dream of transforming Epe and its environs into a modern city is becoming a reality. The narrow roads are being redefined to give Epe a face lift. The network of roads have been complimented with street lights to provide illumination, improve security and enhance socio-economic activities.”

“This is consistent with our pledge to ensure inclusive growth, where no part of the state will be left behind or neglected. The ongoing infrastructural development in Epe is a foundation for economic progress and development,” he added.

In addition, the governor said the ongoing Epe Marina project, when completed, would turn Epe into a world-class destination for tourists and adventure seekers. Ambode further said that work had already commenced on Phase II of the project from Oke-Oso-Araga-Poka and Epe-Poka-Mojoda road, while the proposed Phase III is the Mojoda to Ijebu-Ode junction road to be delivered in collaboration with Ogun State.

He said that the future of the state is gradually being secured:
“We are optimistic that the future prosperity of Lagos State is secured. The development of the East-West wings of the State is our sure bet to prosperity.”

Ambode administration’s effort is paying off as it has resulted to massive improvement in the flow of traffic to and from the Island via the Third Mainland Bridge as a result of the construction of laybys, alternative routes and creation of more spaces for bus stops. Not only these, the governor had constructed bridges to ease the level of traffic. Nigerians are really excited with the road constructions as it has helped in making business faster and transportation easier.

“My area is now traffic free, then I would spend about 3 hours to get to work, but now I spend about 1:15mins. Thank you to Ambode for this road reconstruction,” one of the road users said.

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