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Lagos to establish more asphalt plants

By on August 26, 2011

The Lagos State Government is planning to establish three additional asphalt plants in Badagry, Ikorodu/Epe axis and the Lagos Mainland.

Mr Samuel Ayetutu, Head, Public Relations Department, Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC), who disclosed this, said that the three new plants would increase the production of asphalt for road maintenance. He said that the new plants would complement the existing asphalt plant in the state that currently produced about 300 tonnes of asphalt per hour.

“We have an asphalt plant which was established about 15 years ago and it produces about 300 tonnes of asphalt per hour. We are planning to establish additional asphalt plants in the state as part of our five-year road map in Ikorodu-Epe axis, Badagry and Lagos Mainland.

We produce our asphalt by ourselves and that is why we have been able to embark on the rehabilitation and repair of more roads in the state with less stress,” Ayetutu said.

He assured residents of the state that the corporation would continue to repair all distressed roads, adding that it had kept its promise to rehabilitate bad roads on weekends and during public holidays.

“Our staff spent about seven hours last weekend working on the bad portions of the Ikorodu Road at Fadeyi up to the base of the bridge which connects Ojuelegba area. I can assure you that during the forthcoming Sallah holidays also, if it does not rain, we are going to work. That is how we have been working in the last two years. Since the rains subsided, we have been working in a minimum of 10 locations on daily basis on both federal and state roads without any discrimination,” he said.