Ogun State Governor , Prince Dapo Abiodun , on Saturday said his administration would complete the construction of the 14 . 7 km Ijebu – Ode – Epe Expressway and make it ready for use by Christmas .
Abiodun made this known during an assessment tour of the road , shortly after receiving assurance from the contractors that about eight to nine kilometres of one lane of the road would be completed in the next 10 days .
“ The entire stretch going all the way from Epe to Ijebu – Ode would be completed by Christmas ,” the governor said in a statement on Saturday titled , ‘Ijebu – Ode -Epe Expressway will be ready for Christmas – Abiodun ’ .
He explained that the award of the interchange flyover , which would be in the form of a loop, was awarded to ensure that accidents did not occur on the road as had been witnessed in other interchanges or other intersections in the past .
Abiodun said , “ The contractors have assured me that they will intensify work on this road . I have insisted because we have Christmas approaching . I have insisted that they must complete one segment of this road , one lane of this road all the way to Ijebu – Ode . They , in turn , assured me that in the next 10 days , they would have completed about eight to nine kilometres of one lane and have promised to ensure that by Christmas , the entire stretch , going all the way from Epe to Ijebu – Ode will be completed .
“ Furthermore , we ’ ve just awarded the interchange flyover contract that will allow for ease of flow of traffic from this road into Ijebu – Ode and onto the expressway , so that we do not have a situation where people are speeding on this road and they run onto the Sagamu – Ore Expressway and then we begin to have accidents like we ’ ve seen in other interchanges or other intersections . It is going to be a loop and it has been awarded. The contractor has started mobilising and getting ready to begin that loop.”