Lagos-Sagamu Road Project: Julius Berger Still On Schedule | Independent Newspapers Nigeria


 Contrary to what some may want the public to believe, the Lagos-Sagamu Express­way project being handled by Julius Berger Nigeria PLC is going on as planned schedule ahead of the pro­jected completion date in July, 2022.

Recently, the Managing Director of the construction giant, Engr. Lars Richter had cause to assure Nigeri­ans that the Lagos-Sagamu expressway project among other roads being construct­ed by the company would be completed as contracted to Julius Berger, adding that requisite human and tech­nical resources, even new technologies, had been mo­bilised to complete the jobs as scheduled.

However, the foregoing as­surances notwithstanding, some remain sceptical and oftentimes willfully resort to deliberate distortion of facts on ground to mislead the unsuspecting members of the public on the status of the projects.

A detailed tour of the entire length of the road construction site of the La­gos-Sagamu expressway on Tuesday through Wednes­day by Stockswatch team revealed that work was on­going and steadily too.

“From Mowe to Ibafo, a lot of construction work was ongoing on the major high­way even as many access roads constructed by Julius Berger were busy with huge vehicular traffic.

A walk through an ac­cess road through Mowe community inward Lagos indicated that the cycle of nature, that is, the coming of the rains, also have affected the holding strength of the access road earlier created by Julius Berger. To further worsen the situation, the frequent use of the access road by impatient and care­less drivers of articulated vehicles and trucks at the slightest of traffic buildups have compounded the state of the access road.

“This slows down traffic movement and often leads to further congestion on the busy project site. Besides, it was observed that lay-bys constructed by the company to allow for parking spaces for commercial buses are readily abandoned by driv­ers who choose to pick and drop passengers on the ma­jor road, further compound­ing the gridlocks.

The same was observed at Asese, Buildwell-Magboro and Magboro. Access roads constructed by Julius Berger to ease gridlocks on the ma­jor highway under construc­tion have been subjected to abuses by heavy-duty trucks. The situation on these access roads have also been further compounded by the heavy rains, too.




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