About two months ago, the Lagos State Government in its bid to completely ease commuting time at major traffic trajectory within the city noted for gridlock commenced the reconstruction of the Alapere-Ketu end of the Oworonshoki-Ogudu-Old Toll Gate stretch of the expressway down from the 3rd Mainland Bridge. That project was scheduled for completion in 7months!
However, less than 3months down the line and following in its characteristic manner of Under-promising and Over-delivering and with workers working day and night and with flood lights, the Amobode led Government has transformed the Alapere Junction into a beauty to behold, blending a fully-functional road infrastructure with fenced walls beautifully decorated with Lagos coat of arm and other impressive graffiti.
Today, what you will see at Alapere-Ketu as you approach from Ogudu is an 800 meters long, 2-lane access road inwards Alapere-Ketu with the provision of 2 metre wide walkway complete with drainage, neon road signs, and street lights to take traffic away from the expressway and divert towards Alapere for those going to Mile 12 and Ikorodu axis.
The Project was officially commissioned over the weekend.
Below are pictures of the road before and after: