Initially the Lagos-Ibadan expressway construction project started in 2013.

It was set for completion by the end of last year. But then it got shifted to the end of 2018/early 2019 as a result of the increase in scope of work.

And now, there are yet other indications that the completion date for the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project has been extended by another one year to accommodate additional work already approved by the Federal Government.

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The reconstruction of the road, it was learnt, would be completed by December 2019.

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, told newsmen that when the road contract was awarded, the Federal Government did not envisage some of the activities currently going on along the road.

He said: “The end of 2018 is no longer feasible; what we have is that the government has awarded additional work that is not part of the original contract. When the contract was first awarded, we did not take into consideration the religious organisations that are springing up rapidly in the area.

“So now, we have to make provision for toll gates, flyovers and plazas, among other additions. So, the completion date has been extended. We need additional one year to complete the work that has been added.”

Recall that about 64.108 billion naira was approved by the government a few months ago for additional work on section one of the road being handled by Julius Berger.

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