LAMATA'S ROAD MAINTENANCE WORKS
85 contracts of various categories of maintenance have been
awarded in the first year under the road network efficiency
improvement component. 59 of the contracts are routine, 22
recurrent, 3 periodic while 1 is rehabilitation. The contracts
are being executed on a total of 176 roads over a distance of
about 514 kilometres across the Lagos metropolis. We have made a
commitment of $22.356 or N 3.018 billion, representing the total
contract value of these projects, out of which we have paid only
$8.7 million or 1.157 billion Naira, based on work certified to
date by our consultants.
The three periodic lots or groups of roads cover stretches and
portions of roads in 19 Local Government areas in the Lagos
The first lot covers 19 roads, including Creek Road; Rhodes
Crescent; Iganmu Road; Market Street; Ojoo Road; Randle Avenue;
Commercial Avenue; Glover Street; Wakeman Street; Palm Avenue
Abule Ije Road; Church Street; Industrial Avenue; Diya Street
Jagunmolu Street; Shogbamu Street; Amukoko Road; Savage Street
and Ogunlana Drive.
Included in the second lot are the following 17 roads: Alli
Balogun Street; Docemu Street; Freeman Street; Upper Street;
Orogiri Road; Phoenix Avenue; Williams Avenue; Akanbi Street;
Dabiri Street; Bariga Street; Adetayo Osho Street; George
Street; Igbobi College; Olumo Street; Shipeolu Street; Adelabu
Street and Adeniran Ogunsanya Drive.
Covered in the third lot are11 roads: Idimu Road; Ladipo Oluwole
Avenue; Balogun Road; Industrial Crescent; Oba Akinjobi Street;
Olatunde Daniel Street; Oshodi Road; Tinubu/Oyewole Street;
Isolo Road; Majolate Street and Fatai Atere Street.
The periodic maintenance works involve application of asphalt
overlays, reconstruction of walkways, road markings and
installation of concrete lined drains to control flooding. They
also entail some minor Traffic System Measures such as signage
and traffic light installation at some junctions.
The one rehabilitation lot involves the complete rehabilitation
of Ijegun Road in Igando-Ikotun local government area. The
rehabilitation works involve application of an overlay of
50-millimetre thick hot rolled asphaltic wearing course, as well
as the reconstruction of drainage systems, pavements, kerbs and
The duration of all the maintenance contracts, recurrent and
periodic, is 12 months and the roads will be repaired and
continuously maintained over the period. The unique thing about
this is that the contractor is under obligation to keep the
roads in good condition for a period of one year. In which case
even when a new damage occurs on a road already completed, the
contractor has to put it right, at no extra cost.
It needs to be emphasized that through LAMATA’s road development
programme, the Lagos State government is doing more than
improving roads. It is also creating jobs. These contracts have
together generated direct employment for about 6,000 grassroots
people in Lagos State.