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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