For many plying the Toyota-Ilasa end of the Oshodi Apapa Expressway, the rehabilitation work is a balm on an old wound. Before them is an ambitious plan to deliver a road that will stand the test of time. The road is yet to be completed, but drivers and commuters along the stretch have continued to praise the government for the quality of work, remarking that it is long overdue given the heavy shipments to and from the seaports daily.
Still, the salutary project is coming at a price. Many have noted the absence of pedestrian bridges and closure of openings usually used by people to connect the extremes.
Our correspondent observed last week that pedestrians crossing the Ballet to the Itire end of the expressway were forced to climb the high concrete wall, a move that would be impossible for a frail or aged person. Read more