As part of the ongoing efforts by the Ogun State Government to rehabilitate existing roads in the three Senatorial Districts of the State, attention has been shifted to the Sagamu interchange- Abeokuta road, which has been in the state of dis-repair and has undergone several maintenance activities over the years, with no satisfying result.
The road which is 42km long and 14:6m wide, is the major route linking Abeokuta, the State Capital to Lagos and Eastern parts of the Country.
The State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akisanya who disclosed this in an interview in Abeokuta, revealed that three milling machines have been sited on the road to remove the entire asphaltic portions and replace it with new asphalt overlay of both binder and wearing course, which according to him
would ease traffic congestion in the area, as well as improve the socio-economic development of the people along that corridor.
“The rehabilitation of this road has become necessary in order to alleviate the hardship of riders and motorists plying the route and the people along the corridor stands to benefits a great deal, as the rehabilitation of this road would definitely improve their socio-economic status”, Akinsanya stated.
He added that the two lane dual carriageway which was separated by a two-meter median, will boast of standard drainages, provision of functional streetlights, proper provision for turning, better ridding surfaces, as well as the re-construction of existing earth drains with adequate turn outs where necessary.
The site Engineer. in charge of the Project, Engr. Alabi assured that the project would be delivered in the next three months, as his teams were ready to work round the clock.
Engr. Alabi called on motorists to drive with caution, obey traffic rules and regulations, as the men of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency were equally on ground to maintain law and order.
Some of the commercial motorists plying the corridor in their separate interviews, commended the State government, led by Prince Dapo Abiodun for embarking on the construction of the road, saying it was a long awaited gesture that would bring relief to the hardship faced by motorists and other road users when completed.
The Abeokuta-Sagamu Interchange road originates from Government House and traverses through the densely populated business districts and residential areas of Ibara, Kuto, MKO Abiola Stadium, Oke-Mosan, Laderin, Kobape and Siun to Sagamu interchange was expected to be completed in three months.
Press Officer, Min. of Works and Infrastructure