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Apapa Traffic: Failed Ijora Causeway Road ready by August – FERMA

The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) said yesterday that it would complete the ongoing repair of a major failed section of the popular Ijora Causeway…

The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) said yesterday that it would complete the ongoing repair of a major failed section of the popular Ijora Causeway Road in Apapa Local Government Area by August.

The Ijora Causeway Road, which serves as a major link to Apapa ports has been in a dilapidated state, affecting businesses and impeding both human and vehicular movements.

At the inspection of the ongoing project, the agency’s managing director, Engr. Chukwuemeka Agbasi, stated that the workers have been able to reclaim part of the land covered by a large portion of stagnant water.

“This is the critical section of the Ijora causeway. We are now increasing the existing capacity of this section of the road.

“In the next two months, the work here will be completed and the road will be open to traffic,” he said.

The MD, who commended the effort of the Lagos 1 and 11 field offices, said the agency was committed to making the road accessible for both human and vehicular movement.

During the inspection, the MD visited bad portions of Agege Motor Road and Moshalashi in Mushin and the completed repair of the road at Ile-epo Junction along Abeokuta dual carriageway in Lagos.

He expressed displeasure over the state of Mushin Road which he noted was worsened by improper waste disposal, disclosing that the agency would swing into action to desilt the drainages to allow free flow of water.

“We were able to decipher the problem, which is primarily blocked drainage, and we were also able to proffer solutions where we felt that closer collaboration will be needed with the Lagos State Environmental Agency.

“The immediate priority is to start desilting existing drainages to allow water to flow. Water is the worst enemy of our roads. Once the drainage system starts overflowing, obviously it affects the free flow,” he said.

At Ile-Epo Road completed by FERMA, the MD called for collaboration with members of the Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) to take ownership of the road.

He advised residents to desist from improper refuse dumping, saying it is detrimental to the longevity of the road.

“FERMA has done a great job of recovering sections of the road that are being used for garbage and waste.

“We also stressed the need to form closer collaboration with the local council development area (LCDA) in order to make sure that the beautiful work that was done there is safeguarded and maintained,” he said.


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