Umahi says FG will prioritise federal roads

Umahi says FG will prioritise federal roads

Mr Umahi, on the 2nd day of his tour of Lagos/Ogun Enlighten ongoing avenue projects, said the federal authorities would resurface the Third Mainland Bridge.

He said that authorities would embark on underwater investigations in direction of emergency repairs closure of the bridge.

Mr Umahi, a team of engineers and top directors of the federal ministry of works took a ship from Ebute Ero Jetty to spy the structural participants of bridges on the Lagoon.

The boat took Umahi who’s a civil engineer and his team to transfer seeking the Third Mainland Bridge, Carter Bridge and Eko Bridge, the oldest of the three bridges linking the Lagos Island to the Mainland.

The minister also inspected the pause of the Third Mainland Bridge.

Addressing journalists, the minister gave technical valuable map of the deterioration of diverse underwater structural participants of the total bridges and the need for emergency intervention to keep them.

The minister said authorities became contemplating the structural integrity of map under the three bridges linking the mainland and the Island.

He offered plans for one more spherical of emergency repairs of the Third Mainland Bridge due to the stage of deterioration.

The minister said N60 billion had already been authorized for the repairs of the pause and under.

“We now must reinvestigate what goes on inner the water,” he said.

Mr Umahi said that a contractor would soon be mobilised to the positioning, to work between midnight and 4.00 a.m. within the morning on top of the Third Mainland Bridge for minimal stress on motorists.

He said that a complete epic for the total bridges in Lagos would possibly perchance be made to also comprise a proposal for security infrastructure and surveillance to pause vandalism.

The minister said the proposal, thru a specialist, would possibly perchance be presented to the federal executive council inner 30 days for consideration.

He also inspected the Ikorodu – Sagamu twin carriageway which hyperlinks Lagos and Ogun States and expressed satisfaction with the project about 85 per cent carried out.

Mr Umahi said the 30.5km Ikorodu-Sagamu Toll road became about 85 per cent carried out, adding that the Ikorodu axis of the project would possibly perchance be redesigned.

He counseled Arab Contractors handling the project for looking at construction requirements and terms of contractual agreement with the authorities.

On the opposite hand, whereas inspecting the Ikorodu-Itokin avenue, Mr Umahi informed the Lagos authorities to take accountability for repairs whereas the federal authorities rehabilitates and makes the 34km single-lane avenue a twin carriageway.

Whereas responding to the dilapidation of federal roads in Edo Enlighten, Mr Umahi said the ministry became gripping to dawdle up approval for the notify authorities to make rehabilitation of fallacious portions.

“If he (Edo Enlighten Gov. Godwin Obaseki) approaches me, the minister of works, and seeks permission, even supposing he sends me requests by WhatsApp or whatever, I might give him approval inner two hours in inform that he can launch up; but I’m going to chat over with Edo Enlighten and I will spy at those roads,” he said.

On his entourage had been the director, federal highways, South West, Adedamola Kuti; director, highways bridges and designs, Omotayo Awosanya; Lagos controller of works, Olukorede Kesha and her Ogun counterpart, Forosola Oloyede.


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