As reconstruction and expansion work progresses on the ever-busy Lagos-Badagry expressway, motorists on the axis are complaining about the perennial gridlock on the road.
A visit to the construction area showed that various construction activities like excavations and construction of drainages were ongoing.
The pedestrian bridge at the Lagos State University (LASU) has been pulled down, while part of the fence was also demolished, to make way for the road expansion.
Some motorists, however, lamented the worsening gridlock on the road.
Yusuf Sani, a road user, complained about the loss of man-hours on the road.
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“I have been on this spot (LASU) for more than two hours and I have lost so much valuable time because of the ongoing construction work here.
“It would be more effective if the construction company can device means to effectively control the traffic, while they continue their work,” he said.
Dele Abbas, another road user, also complained about the gridlock.
“Expanding this road is a good idea but the suffering is becoming unbearable. Even when we leave home early, we still get to work late.
“The construction company and the Lagos state government should do something about this,” he said.
Mrs Bukola Alagba, a businesswoman, advised the contractors to increase the pace of work to ensure that the project ends on time and is delivered on schedule.
“My advice is that the contractors should take full advantage of this dry season to make as much progress as possible on this road, so that this gridlock will abate,” she said. Read more