The Lagos State Government has commenced the process for construction of 19.39 kilometres road network to resolve the problem of flooding in Ijegun.
The Special Adviser to the State Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs. Aramide Adeyoye made this known on Saturday, January 11, while leading a delegation on road inspection.
Adeyoye observed that the topography of the area made it prone to flooding in addition to blockage of the channels as a result of construction of illegal structures.
She noted that the new design will address the issue of flooding, while stating that the project will be executed in phases with the construction of bridges to ensure the roads are above water level.
The special adviser added that upon completion, the road will bring relief to residents and change the socio-economic life in the vicinity.
“The roads will change the socio-economic fortunes of the entire axis and raise value of property in the area,” she said.
Also speaking during the inspection, a member of Lagos State House of Assembly representing Ojo Constituency 1, Mr. Olusegun Akande urged community leaders and residents of the area to support the project by cooperating with the government to ensure smooth execution.
Other flood-prone areas to be constructed are Ijagemo and Ijedodo road in Igando-Ikotun local council development area.