Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, flagged off the reconstruction and upgrading of the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway.
The rising actual property improvement on the axis precipitated frequent visitors snarls, with attendant results on commuters and commerce.
The governor, on the launch of the challenge at Eleko, acknowledged that the street results in the Lekki Free Commerce Zone and a number of other thriving estates companies, NAN studies.
He mentioned the freeway, anticipated to final over 40 years, will join the Regional Street beneath building and the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge.
The ten beneficiary communities are Eleko, Onose, Alatishe, Aiyeteju, Ajaganabe, Oko Orisan, Ilasan, Lekki Village, and Epe.
The expressway may have a three-lane twin carriageway and a devoted lane in every route for vans.
There will probably be a rail path for future introduction of rail transport and weigh bridges for axle loading.
The challenge will probably be executed by direct labour, in two phases. The primary will cowl 18.75 kilometres from Eleko Junction to Epe-T-Junction.
The second, to start in 2021, will cowl 26.7 kilometres from Abraham Adesanya Roundabout to Eleko Junction.
Sanwo-Olu additionally listed the relocation of public utilities, provision of strengthened concrete drains, culverts and median obstacles, strengthened concrete inflexible pavement with street markings.
Others are the “set up of weigh bridges on all sides of the street, preservation of a rail line hall inside the 50-metre Proper of Approach, the availability of transverse and longitudinal service ducts and the availability of a crushed stone base course”.
The Governor advised the contractor, Cranburge Building, to satisfy 20-month supply date.