By Bayo Bernard
Hardship experienced by motorists along Wharf road Apapa seems to have lingered for too long. From all indications, the suffering might even get worse as the raining season approaches. An indication to this emerged during last weekend heavy downpour in Lagos. The rains had flooded the road , so much so that movement of vehicles has been slowed down.
Port users have made strident complaint on the slow pace of work being done by AG Dangote, a multinational construction company, which started work on the road since last year.
Meanwhile, motorists will soon begin to smile as they drive on the Tin can port access road will soon be over. The federal ministry of Power, works and Housing, said the reconstruction work which started last month will be completed in February as planned
A ministry official, Olukorede Keisha, who made this known at the week end said AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd has been contracted to do the repair work on the road. The official disclosed that the palliative work will start at Liverpool and terminate at Area B police station.
The reconstruction will include “desilting of all drains, carting away of debris, grading of all bad portions, filling with stone base and asphalt overlay of severely failed sections.”
Aside “desilting of drains” she said “carting away of debris/refuse is ongoing at Beechland through Coconut(Oshodi bound) as we speak.Also, work has started on Tin Can gate 2 (Oshodi bound). Excavation of terribly distressed portion has began, while filling with hardcore has been done in some sections in preparation for the Stone base layer after which asphalt will be laid on it.”
Meanwhile the ministry official added that the temporary measure was “aimed at ameliorating the discomfort of motorists pending the final approval of the reconstruction with concrete by the Ministry (FMPWH).
He disclosed that the rehabilitation was in fulfillment of Dangote ‘s promise to re-construct the road for the use of port users and other members of the public.