The Lagos State Public Works Corporation has called on Lagos residents to take responsibility for looking after their roads to complement the government’s effort to rehabilitate road defects across the state.
General Manager of the Corporation, Olufemi Daramola, an engineer, who disclosed this while briefing newsmen, stressed that the agency had already worked on 385 roads across the state from January 2021 till date, to tackle gridlock and reduce travel time.
According to him, maintenance work carried out by the Agency are threatened by activities of residents and road users which cause avoidable damage to roads.
Among the 385 roads, he said, 100 strategic roads were rehabilitated, while routine maintenance was carried out on over 268 roads and 17 roads were maintained using palliative approaches.
Some of the strategic roads done so far include: Aye/Isolo, Mushin-Isolo LGA, Ileshomi Street, Oshodi LGA, Ado Badore, Eti-Osa LGA, Dailey Street, Shomolu LGA, Odogbolu Street, Surulere LGA, Keffi Street, Obalende, Lagos Island LGA, Jakande Estate Road, Alimosho LGA, Afolabi Street, Ikotun, Alimosho LGA, Old Otta Road, Powerline Junction, Orile Agege LGA and Etunreren Street, Ikorodu.
In its bid to address the situation, he said, that the corporation was “reinvigorating its advocacy campaign to sensitise the public on human causes of road damage, with a view to inspiring the people to take ownership of the roads’
’‘’Habits such as burning of items on the road, discharge of waste water on the road, removal of manhole covers, excessive axle load, cooking on roads, indiscriminate cutting of roads and dumping of refuse in drains are some of reasons why roads cannot last their lifespan,” he said. (Guardian)