FG Launches 700km Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway Construction

The wheels of progress are in motion as the Federal Government of Nigeria commences the construction of the extensive 700km Lagos-Calabar coastal highway.

According to a statement by the Minister of Works, David Umahi, as conveyed by his media adviser, Orji Uchenna, the official handover of the initial phase to Hitech Construction Company Ltd, marked the beginning of this monumental infrastructure project.

Commending the construction company for its track record of quality and prompt project delivery, Umahi praised their immediate action upon being awarded the contract.

“They have completed some filling of 1.3 kilometers from the day the project was awarded to them. It shows the speed they are going to deploy to this project,” remarked Umahi. Umahi exp

During the inspection tour, the minister visited key project sites, including Queen’s Drive, Ikoyi, 3rd Mainland Bridge top deck, underwater sections, Eko Bridge, and Carter Bridge.

Umahi expressed government’s commitment to a comprehensive rehabilitation of these crucial bridges, emphasizing their significance as links between the Mainland and Island of Lagos.

“At the Mainland Bridge, we have three or four critical elements to be rehabilitated. The first one is the deck, and the deck in about 11 11 kilometers. That is a dual carriage, including the ramps, and it has been done by CCECC,” explained Umahin.

The rehabilitation plan includes asphalt milling, solar light installation, guardrail replacement, and the installation of CCTV cameras to enhance security and discourage illegal activities.

Umahi underscored the government’s expectation for contractors to deliver projects promptly, asserting that delays would not be tolerated once mobilization has occurred.

The federal government’s commitment to infrastructure development was initially unveiled on September 23, 2023, when Umahi announced plans for the ambitious Lagos-Calabar coastal highway construction. 

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