This piece of news must gladden the hearts of motorists and commuters plying the Sagamu-Lagos end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

They have had to endure pains and frustration trying to access that road over the years.

The contractor handling the project says it would be completed by 2021.

The Operations Manager, Julius Berger, Thamm Olaf, told the Senate Committee on Works, led by its Chairman, Kabiru Gaya, on Sunday, that the project, which was to be completed in 2017, was stalled due to paucity of funds.

Gaya and other members of the committee, who were on an oversight visit to road projects in Lagos, however,  stated that they were not happy about the slow pace of the work.

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He said the Federal Government had spent a lot of money on the road and others across the country and had moved cost of road infrastructure from N500bn to 600bn in the 2019 budget to accommodate more road construction.

“The project is good as it will take care of traffic but we are not happy with the speed and so we expect the contractor to increase the pace of work, even though there were amendments on the road,” he said.

He said the project had reached 97 per cent completion while construction of the shoreline, recently added to protect the park, has commenced.

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