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Toll gates returning to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway – Fashola

The Nigerian Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said the Federal Government is returning tolling to the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway upon completion of the rehabilitation of the highway.

In an interview on Channels Television‘s ‘Sunday Politics’, the minister said about three toll plazas were expected on the highway.

While projecting the completion of the road rehabilitation to December 2022, the former governor of Lagos State said a toll plaza was expected each in the Lagos, Ogun (Ogere) and Ibadan parts of the road when completed.

On the December deadline for the completion of the road work, Fashola said there was a caveat to the realisation of that promise.

He noted that the Oyo State government was constructing a drainage facility around the Ojoo part of the road, which, according to him, had significantly slowed down the pace of work in that area.

He, however, said he was already in talks with the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, to resolve the challenge.

He said the rehabilitation of the 127km Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was near completion, with only 21km left to be completed.

The minister said the road project was expected to be delivered by December 2022, before Christmas.

He noted that the Berger part of the road in Lagos, which is being handled by Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, has about 6km left to be completed, while the Ibadan part of the road, which is being handled by the Reynolds Construction Company (Nigeria) Limited, has 15km left to be completed.

While projecting a December deadline for the completion of the project, the former Lagos State governor said there was a challenge that had slowed down the pace of work in the Ibadan part of the road.

He said the Oyo State government was constructing a drainage facility around the Ojoo part of the road, which, according to him, had significantly slowed down the pace of work in that area.

He, however, said he was already in talks with the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, to resolve the challenge.

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