Road users have lamented the slow pace of expansion and reconstruction work on the Lagos-Badagry expressway, saying it has increased the hardship daily experienced on the road.
The road users expressed their concerns in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday.
Seyi Olaolu, a road user, complained about the prolonged construction work and the hardship on the road.
He urged the contractors to increase the work pace to ensure quick completion of the project to bring succour to the road users.
“The suffering on this road has lingered for too long, and I can only urge the contractors and the Lagos State Government to expedite action to ensure that the project is completed without further delay,’’ he said.
Others, however, expressed satisfaction at the pace and quality of work, and the prospect of stress free drive on the road, when completed.
Patience Akide, a road user, commended the state government for the work done so far on the road.
“Though the construction work is causing some discomfort but when it is concluded, the road users will be comforted.
“We should learn to be patient at all times and to support government when they do this kind of project,’’ she said.
The work was almost completed on the first and second segments of the road, spanning from Orile-Iganmu to the Festac Town third gate at Alakija, which has been partially opened for use by motorists.
Excavation, construction of drainages and other construction works are also ongoing on different sections of the third segment from the Trade Fair to Okokomaiko.