The Lagso state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu has disclosed that the ongoing construction work on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway would shoot up population upon completion and open the corridor up for more physical development.
The Governor expressed that the maintenance of 10-lane on the stretch currently being constructed by the Federal Government was neccessary to help the state efficiently manage traffic and enhance safety of residents on the axis.
Gov Sanwo-olu disclose this on Wednesday, while meeting with members of the senate committee on works that paid him a courtesy visit at the state house. The Committee was led by its Chairman, Sen. Ademu Ailero.
The Federal Government is currently handling the construction of the Lagos-Badagry expressway from Agbara to Seme border, while Lagos Government is complimenting the effort from Orile to Iba town, creating five-lane on either sides of the 22-kilometer-long stretch.
The Governor stated that reducing the expressway back to two-lane highway could not be sustainable for the future development, adding the the preservation of the 10-lane already set for Lagos to extend its Blue Line Rail project into Badagry twon.
Gov Sanwo-olu praised the Minister for works and Housing, Mr Fashola for the progress recorded on the ongoing construction work on Lagos-Badagry Expressway. While he however urge the Federal Government to hasten the rehabilitation work on other inter-state expressways, including Ikorodu Sagamu Highway, Itokin expressway and Lagos-Abeokut Expressway.