The Federal Government has earmarked over N50 million to illuminate the ever busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to avert accidents and improve the security situation.
The federal controller of works, Mr. Tunde Ekunsumi, who revealed this to newsmen in Lagos said the light up plans would not only give the motorists a pleasurable ride on the road , but would also raise the standard of the road to international standard.
The controller who was in the state to conduct members of the Senate committee on works on federal road projects in the state said the light project would start from the old Lagos toll gate axis of the expressway.
He urged the state government to ensure that the street lights were not vandalised when installed by hoodlums, as efforts made in the past in this regard has not been successful because of the activities of the rogues.
On the failed portion of the Third Mainland Bridge, he said rudimentary work had commenced on the project, adding that two critical linking joints would be replaced immediately to ensure that the bridge does not collapse abruptly ,while the remaining two joints will be equally fixed in due time as recommended by the experts.
According to him," we have seven other joints that are in the borderline requiring replacements in future due to ageing of the shell connectors in the joints. Recommendation had been made to the appropriate quarters for money to be released for the replacement".