The Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) has commenced the construction of a 514m long and 7.58m wide major access road in Ikuomola, Idimu, Alimosho Local Government area of the State.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Works, Engr. Ayotunde Sodeinde said the project became pertinent in order to open up the area for socio-economic activities.
According to him, the road project is at the instance of the Governor of the State who has directed the Corporation to construct and fix deplorable roads and solve other challenges, such as drainages to address the problems of flooding.
Sodeinde expressed delight on the progress of work recorded so far compared to his first inspection visit in February affirming that by end of June, residents of the area will heave a sigh of relief.
“When completed, residents will enjoy a well-tarred road; we are looking at the possibility of providing security lights for them, and we will create entrance slabs for all the houses affected by the road construction to take care of their children so that we will not record any casualty,” he said.
He urged residents of Ikuomola community to continue to pay their taxes so that government can provide more social amenities in order to make life more comfortable, while also emphasizing the need for the communities to take ownership of all government projects within their area by ensuring their proper maintenance.
In a related development, the Special Adviser said that a 300m length drainage with 1.2m width is being constructed at Alhaji Wahidi Ewenla Street saying that when completed, the drainage will serve Ikuomola Street, Alhaji Wahidi Ewenla Street and Gbada Salami Street thereby solving the perennial flooding problem of the entire community.
He also disclosed that LSPWC was working at various locations across the entire State including Adebayo Akande Street, Awolowo Road and Mobolaji Johnson Avenue all in Ikeja to clear blocked and submerged drains as well as reconstruct new ones.
Sodeinde added that massive expansion work is currently ongoing at Gerrard Road in Ikoyi, adding that when completed, it will address the perennial traffic gridlock in that axis.