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Lagos Rehabilitates 282 Roads In Six Months by Gbawe: 9:40am On Nov 25, 2015
http://www.lagosstate.gov.ng/news2.php?k=4430

LAGOS REHABILITATES 282 ROADS IN SIX MONTHS

Posted on: 2015-11-24 00:00:00

…Earmarks 189 Roads For Next Phase

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said that over 282 roads have been rehabilitated in the last six months, just as it assured residents that the ongoing construction across the metropolis will be completed in due course.

General Manager of the Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC), Engr. Ayotunde Sodeinde gave the assurance on Tuesday while briefing newsmen on the work done so far said that the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode’s desire is to see that the roads across the state are motorable.

“We have done 282 roads since June 2015 till date. We have listed another 189 roads and anytime from now we would start. We would work every day and night to ensure we make life more comfortable for residents in the state”, he said.

He listed some of the roads completed and fully rehabilitated to include Metal Box Road, Acme Road inward Akilo, Ejigbo-Ikotun road among others while extensive fixing of potholes were also carried out on other roads. He also listed some roads such as Alfa Nla/Capitol road in Agege, Brown Street in Oshodi, Okota road in Isolo as some of the roads under construction.

“Metal Box Road and Acme Road are special projects, they are not routine projects that we do. The routine projects are like 280. If I start to mention all of them, it would take a lot of time. We are doing the second asphalting on Ejigbo, the place is quite motorable now. We had finished that Ikotun Ijegun. Why I said it is 85 percent completed is because of the drainage system”.


Sodeinde said the rehabilitation of these roads has to a large extent reduced the traffic congestion in the last three weeks, saying that the Public Works gangs are on the road day and night to give the roads a facelift.

“The Governor is not sitting down, he wants all the roads in Lagos to be motorable. He wants the hard life that Lagosians are going through to be alleviated. He cannot stand Lagosians going through hardship and most of these roads”.

“People are testifying now that the traffic is moving. You know when the roads are good, it means economic growth, people will be able to move from one part of the state to another, transport their goods without stress, you will notice that even the hoodlums and pickpockets, they operate when there is gridlock, as far as gridlock that is being caused by potholes are concerned, we are on our feet to ensure that we put the road in order to reduce the traffic.


He assured that by the end of December, the LSPWC would have rehabilitated more roads across the state.

He said the ongoing rehabilitation works have also seen the repair of 117 federal government roads in the state, adding that if funds are available, more roads will be fixed.

Also speaking, Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde said in continuation of the government’s effort to fix the roads, the Governor approved the award of 114 roads, two from each of the 57 local governments across the state.

He also assured Lagosians that the process or road rehabilitation and reconstruction is continuous and more roads will be rehabilitated in the next quarter.

“All these roads which would be done by the local government will come with standard drainage system, walk ways and street lights. The state government had nothing to do with choosing the contractors, the local governments have been mandated to do that and this will create jobs within each local government”, Ayorinde said.


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Re: Lagos Rehabilitates 282 Roads In Six Months by Nobody: 9:45am On Nov 25, 2015
.. another word for pot-hole filling.. anyway it is better than chasing burly danfo drivers

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Re: Lagos Rehabilitates 282 Roads In Six Months by Gbawe: 9:48am On Nov 25, 2015
voltron:
.. another word for pot-hole filling.. anyway it is better than chasing burly danfo drivers

Unfortunately, pot-hole filling has become very important in a State like Lagos because local government roads are usually never constructed to a high standard of quality and durability. This is self-defeatist false economy in reality because heavier than normal use of roads, due to very high population density, means that roads must be extra tough in Lagos to begin with.

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Re: Lagos Rehabilitates 282 Roads In Six Months by GudluckIBB(m): 9:48am On Nov 25, 2015
Must you wait for accident to happen before you fix illasa?

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Re: Lagos Rehabilitates 282 Roads In Six Months by Lordave: 9:53am On Nov 25, 2015
Fashola must have been dormant for more than 200 roads to get dilapidated.

I'm beginning to worry about our Federal roads now he is the minister of Works and Housing.


All APC governors/ministers are unrepentant fraudsters and noisemakers- President Booohari

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Re: Lagos Rehabilitates 282 Roads In Six Months by Gbawe: 10:11am On Nov 25, 2015
Lordave:
Fashola must have been dormant for more than 200 roads to get dilapidated.

I'm beginning to worry about our Federal roads now he is the minister of Works and Housing.

This is not really an indictment against the leadership of Fashola. The lifespan of Lagos roads, especially those under the purview of the local government, is incredibly short because of corruption and unfeasibly high population density leading to a volume of traffic flow and vehicular movement that will test even the most durable roads anywhere in the world.

The issue of detrimentally high population density will continue to be a pain in the neck for Lagos because it is the smallest State in Nigeria with the highest population estimated to be around 20 million !!

To put things in perspective, so we see the strain on a State which did not have adequate infrastructure underpinning the immense population growth it saw in a relatively short period of time, we should look at some stats and draw some obvious conclusions.

Lagos is 999.6 kilometres squared in size and is home to around 20 million. Virtually all Lagosians rely on road transport to go from A to B every day.

London is 1,572 kilometres squared in size and home to 8.539 million. London has a good transport mix which means rail/tube transport gets far more Londoners from A to B daily than road transport. especially Monday to Friday.

New York is 789 kilometres squared and home to 8.406 million. New York also has a good transport mix which means rail/metro transport gets far more New Yorkers from A to B daily than road transport.

It is obvious that decongesting Lagos roads is key as a long term and permanent solution. LASG simply has to ensure other modes of transport (rail et al) come on board as soon as possible otherwise we will continue seeing 'patch-patch' of roads every few months.

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Re: Lagos Rehabilitates 282 Roads In Six Months by Lordave: 10:51am On Nov 25, 2015
Gbawe:


This is not really an indictment against the leadership of Fashola. The lifespan of Lagos roads, especially those under the purview of the local government, is incredibly short because of corruption and unfeasibly high population density leading to a volume of traffic flow and vehicular movement that will test even the most durable roads anywhere in the world.

The issue of detrimentally high population density will continue to be a pain in the neck for Lagos because it is the smallest State in Nigeria with the highest population estimated to be around 20 million !!

To put things in perspective, so we see the strain on a State which did not have adequate infrastructure underpinning the immense population growth it saw in a relatively short period of time, we should look at some stats and draw some obvious conclusions.

Lagos is 999.6 kilometres squared in size and is home to around 20 million. Virtually all Lagosians really on road transport to go from A to B every day.

London is 1,572 kilometres squared in size and home to 8.539 million. London has a good transport mix which means rail/tube transport gets far more Londoners from A to B daily than road transport. especially Monday to Friday.

New York is 789 kilometres squared and home to 8.406 million. New York also has a good transport mix which means rail/metro transport gets far more New Yorkers from A to B daily than road transport.
[b]Of course it's not an indictment. It's just an article meant to attract encomium for the government. It's not my fault that it's also exposing the inactions of the past government.
Anyway, you're already putting the blame on Local governments, aren't those local government under Lagos State? Were the local governments beyond the jurisdiction of Lagos and Fashola? And suddenly now, they fall under the jurisdiction of Ambode?


If Fashola had run an inclusive, even and honest government, population and density wouldn't be a problem. You can't concentrate most of your works in the already developed areas while neglecting the areas inhabited by the masses and expect not to have hitches.

Lagos is not 999 squared kilometres.
Lagos is more than 3000 square kilometres and almost twice bigger than those cities you compared it with. Unless you're talking about Lagos metropolis alone, but then, you can't put the blame of most of the dilapidated roads on the local governments which you claimed constructed the roads and make an excuse for Fashola with Lagos metropolis. [/b]

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Re: Lagos Rehabilitates 282 Roads In Six Months by maupe: 11:04am On Nov 25, 2015
Is this a joke. Just a drive down Apapa-Oshodi expressway and you'll know this is a brazen and uneducated lie. Even here in VI, the roads are in a state of comatose. Where and when did this abracadabra rehabilitation take place. If Ambode knows he is not ready to match the giant strides of Fashola, he had better throw in the towel now, and go to Fashola for a refresher course. Propaganda and illusion theatrics will not sustain him for four years.

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Re: Lagos Rehabilitates 282 Roads In Six Months by Standing5(m): 9:27pm On Nov 29, 2015
While i commend the LASG. I think it should work on reduchng price of such contracts to eliminate bogus profit margin, and by extension, wastages. Maintenace culture is weak here in Nigeria and you can't blame the leaders alone. Imagine some posters attacking Fashola govt when they should be advocating for the replication of such attitude accross all states to help us match advanced nations.
Re: Lagos Rehabilitates 282 Roads In Six Months by Standing5(m): 9:28pm On Nov 29, 2015
While i commend the LASG. I think it should work on reduchng price of such contracts to eliminate bogus profit margin, and by extension, wastages. Maintenace culture is weak here in Nigeria and you can't blame the leaders alone. Imagine some posters attacking Fashola govt when they should be advocating for the replication of such attitude accross all states to help us match advanced nations. Pull 'em down politics that has left us backward.
Re: Lagos Rehabilitates 282 Roads In Six Months by Beremx(f): 9:42pm On Nov 29, 2015
No rehabilitation was done at Ojo area o! Or are they still on the way?
Re: Lagos Rehabilitates 282 Roads In Six Months by TechWalker007: 9:49pm On Nov 29, 2015
I'm very sure it's the Lagos in Portugal.

I use Lagos roads daily and from Ogba, Ikeja to Lekki, Ajah to Apapa, to Egbeda, Abulegba, just name it. The roads are bad. And they've been bad since Fashola’s days

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Re: Lagos Rehabilitates 282 Roads In Six Months by Nobody: 10:25pm On Nov 29, 2015
The same roads from AD
Re: Lagos Rehabilitates 282 Roads In Six Months by GenOrumov: 10:34pm On Nov 29, 2015
Truth be told, several roads have been rehabilited in Lagos maybe those claiming not to see these roads haven't moved round Lagos lately. Is it Ejigbo to Ikotun, Liasu to almost Idimu (I took that road tonite and I was shocked it had been completed) and several roads like that.

What I have a problem with is the patching of these roads by LSPWC and not serious construction by competent contractors. These roads that are being patched won't stand the test of time and after a few months we will come back to the issue of pot hole filled roads again (I understand serious construction can't be started because of paucity of funds).

To buttress my point above, roads patched during Fashola's era but have now failed made it appear like he didn't fix many roads before handing over to Ambode. That is why we still have a high number of roads being rehabilitated.

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