ambodeThe Lagos State Government says it has commenced the second phase of the Alapere Redevelopment Project to ease the gridlock in Ketu, Alapere and Mile 12 axis of the state.

This was disclosed by Mr Anofiu Elegushi, the state’s Acting Commissioner for Transportation, at a meeting with residents of Agboyi/Ketu on Friday.

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This stage, according to him, entails an upgrade and dualisation of the road from Kazeem Junction by Alapere Estate to the roundabout, among others.

He said: “Our intention is to give a proper link between communities around the area and to reduce the pressure on the expressway.’’

Elegushi appealed to the residents to cooperate with the contractor handling the project so he would finish within the scheduled time, promising that the government would compensate those affected by the project.

The project has been sub-divided into three sections, according to the project contractor, Mr Alade. This is for ease of management and also to save time.

The sections are the rehabilitation of the second bus stop at Alapere Junction, the rehabilitation of the Ketu pedestrian bridge and the Alapere road corridor.

He said that the project would be completed in the next two months.

The traditional ruler of Ketu, Oba Isiaka Oyero-Balogun, while commending the state government, appealed that those affected should be “compassionately’’ compensated.

The Community Development Association Chairman, Mr Raphael Ajayi, also lauded the government and appealed for other phases of the project to follow immediately.