About N64.108 billion has been approved by the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday for additional works on section one of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, told newsmen in Abuja that the additional works covered 43.6 kilometers.
He said this covered the construction of pedestrian bridges and toll plazas as well as modification of the quality of bitumen.
Fashola said the approval was aimed at accommodating the changing nature of the road.
“Since its conception, so many new structures, religious institutions, factories, universities, increased human activities have come up along that road. The inherited design didn’t provide for these at all and also to modify the quality of bitumen, polymer modified bitumen in order to deal with the heavy cargo that passes through that road.
“The first section is handled by Julius Berger. The second section under RCC which covers over 80 kilometres will come to council to incorporate similar works including drainage works when we finish the procurement,” he said.
The minister said the council also approved the award of Subaila-Falala-Bini-Baku-Bauchi road that connects Kano and Bauchi States for N4.578 billion.