CEO of Bi-Courtney, Wale Babalakin
By Nwanneka Ezemelue
Concessionaire of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Bi-Courtney Highway Services Ltd, Monday said it had commenced a major reconstruction on the 106-kilometre highway with two top contractors.
The infrastructure development and management company also announced that it had engaged Messrs Borino Prono Construction Company and CCC Construction Nigeria Ltd to embark on the major reconstruction works, starting from four critical portions on the road.
A statement issued by Bi-Courtney’s spokesman, Dipo Kehinde, said: “The reconstruction exercise will go on simultaneously in four critical portions of the road.”
While envisaging that the works might impact on smooth flow of traffic on the road, Bi-Courtney said it had taken the precautionary measures of engaging traffic control officers and flaggers who would facilitate the flow of traffic during construction hours.
The statement read in part: “We urge motorists to drive with care, observe the rules, and obey traffic signs.
“We are working with all stakeholders, including the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), the Nigeria Police Force, tanker owners and other road users, to minimise the impact of this exercise on motorists.
“Bi-Courtney commends the commitment and the vision of Mr. President to infrastructure development through Public Private Partnership (PPP). This vision, being strongly promoted by the Federal Ministry of Works is worthy of support. And we assure Nigerians that the Federal Government and our company are committed to this all-important road project.”