Motorists and residents in Epe/Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State have appealed to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to speedily complete the expressway in the area.
Though they showed excitement at the ongoing construction work on Epe/Ibeju-Lekki Road, the people urged speedy completion of the projects to ease the hardship they were experiencing on the road.
Speaking with journalists on Thursday in Epe, a motorist, Wariz Oludegun, commended the state government for its conscious efforts to provide good and quality road networks for the residents. He said that “we will appreciate the speedy completion of the project, to ease vehicular movement in that axis.
“Development comes with its own challenges, the traffic and one-lane issue we are experiencing is affecting our business. The road contractors are still working on one-lane while the other lanes are abandoned.”
Another resident, Alimat Ajongba, lamented the slow pace of work. “I pray the road contractors meet the mandate and directive of of the state Governor,” she said
Also speaking, Yusuf Atoyegbe, another resident, expressed satisfaction at the construction work and expressed appreciation to the state government for a job well done. He urged motorists and commuters to be patient and to cooperate with government on the ongoing projects.
“Nothing good comes easy. It is a matter of sacrifice which comes with pains, but at the end, it will end in praises, ” he said.
Atoyegbe expressed optimism about the quick completion of the projects. He said that with the speed the contractors were working day and night, the projects would be delivered on time.
A motorist, Olumide Adelaja, applauded the developmental projects and urged the government to speed up their completion.
He said, “We will all enjoy the route upon completion of the road projects, but it has not been easy for us, commercial drivers.
“The journey of one hour now takes about three hours due to the road construction. Before now, we ply the Epe-Ajah road nine times in a day, but today, we hardly do four round trips in a day.
“It is really telling on our business, but we appreciate the development the road projects will bring to both residents and other road users.”
It would be recalled that the Lagos State Government has said that the 18.7km, six-lane rigid pavement carriageway from Eleko Junction in Ibeju-Lekki to Epe T-Junction would be completed and inaugurated in the first quarter of 2022. The massive construction works are ongoing at Eleko, Ibeju, Bogije, Oke-ogun and Epe, among other places.