Nigeria: Construction begins on the Murtala Muhammed Airport Road

12 September 2017

Construction works on the Murtala Muhammed Airport Road in Lagos, Nigeria has begun. The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN) has warned passengers to prepare for inconvenience during construction scheduled for 15 months.

The project entails reconstruction and expansion of the existing carriage to a three-lane expressway. In both directions, the project includes constructing a two-service lane, a ramp bridge to provide a detour from the Ajao Estate corridor as well as a flyover at NAHCO/Toll Gate and some drainage works.

Other construction works include the removal of the existing pedestrian bridge at the estate and construction of one at Ajao Estate and NAHCO/Hajj Camp. On the highway slip roads will be constructed to provide access to the estate as well as construction of lay-bys and installation of streetlight, among others.

According to Henrietta Yakubu, The GM, Corporate Affairs, FAAN said: “The Authority, in conjunction with the Lagos State government, has put in place necessary measures to mitigate the effect of the construction on road users while the project lasts.”

Furthermore, the state government has committed to build two flyovers. The flyovers are constructed along with other facilities on the Oshodi axis of the highway.

According to Governor Governor Akinwunmi Ambode his administration commits to transforming the highway to a world-class facility befitting of an international airport. Besides, the reconstruction is part of the inclusive governance agenda of his government.

Measures are in place to mitigate the challenges road users and residents might encounter during the reconstruction.

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