Erosion on Lekki-Epe Expressway worries motorists

Erosion is encroaching on the Lekki-Epe Expressway at a part opposite the Lakowe Lakes Golf Course in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State.

That part of the road is fast becoming a death trap as motorists fear it might affect movements if nothing urgent is done about it.

Our correspondent who visited the area on Wednesday noticed a stick placed on the eroded portion of the road to warn motorists of danger.

Some motorists said it was disappointing that the local government had not done anything about the road.

A regular motorist on the road, Mr. Jaiyeola Ayodeji, said he had personally lodged a complaint at the local government.

Ayodeji said, “I felt something needs to be done urgently about the road because you will realise that very soon, two vehicles will not be able to pass that spot at the same time.

“I was told the council chairman was not around when I went to report the issue. But I saw the vice chairman, who said he was aware of the issue.

“But he said the local government would not be able to repair the road because the road belongs to the state government.”

A commercial bus driver, Kehinde Olatuga, said he had seen many motorists ran into the bad portion.

He said, “If someone who is not familiar with the road enters that ditch, it could be deadly. Government should do something about the place before someone dies.

“Many of the vehicles that ran into the bad part of the road were damaged. Last month, a bus was trying to avoid an oncoming trailer and swerved into the eroded part. It almost tumbled because it was on high speed.”

The council chairman, Mrs. Kemi Surakat, could not be reached on Sunday as her telephone rang out. She did not reply a text message sent to her mobile phone.

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