Lagoscians should stop criticizing the Governor of Lagos State, as the Lagos State government embarked on the Year 2020 road marking, kerbs and median painting programme on some major roads across the state, as part of efforts to ensure safety through road infrastructure and maintenance, as State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, disclosed this with newsmen.
The commissioner, while fielding questions from newsmen hinted that, one of the mandates of the ministry is the provision of road furniture and maintenance of the existing ones, to ensure safety and bring improvement to traffic flow across the state, adding that, the markings will also highlight turning points, edge lines, crosswalk, kerbs and pavements among others, noting that warning signals and directional information provided would be of great help to motorists to obey traffic laws.
The programme, which is being carried out through the Ministry of Transportation, according to the state government is aimed at improving on the state road infrastructure, to ensure safety and free vehicular movements, thereby reducing traffic gridlocks to the barest minimum, while the commissioner said, the road marking and kerbs painting project when completed, would help to reduce road accidents, further that, the marks would clearly indicate the number of lanes provided on road.
While warning motorists to drive carefully and reduce their speed, listed areas to be covered which include, Ahmadu Bello Way, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Adeola Odeku (Victoria Island) Broad Street (Marina), Admiralty Road (Lekki), Alhaji Masha Street in Surulere, Yaba and Ilupeju. Other areas are: Ekoro-Ajasa-Command Road, Ibeshe Road, Igbo -Elerin Road, LASU-Iba road, Ojo Local Government Area, among others.
Recalled that, the Governor of the state has flagged off the construction of the much awaited Regional Road at Eti-Osa. The road, which is to link VGC to Lekki and also decongest the main Lekki-Epe Expressway, in order to keep the promise made to Lagosians, after knowing what people go through on the Lekki-Epe way as a result of traffic.
Adding that, by the present administration third anniversary in office, the Government will be getting ready to commission the road, as part of commitment given and are going to hold the contractor to this timeline, to bring relief for citizens working and living in the area.