July 05, 2013

Start of construction work on the Lagos–Ibadan Expressway

On 5 July 2013, the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (GCFR), Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, flagged off the construction work to reconstruct the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The ceremony took place at the Shagamu Interchange.

Julius Berger Nigeria Plc received the Letter of Award on 13 June 2013 from the Federal Ministry of Works. The Nigerian company will carry out the complete reconstruction work for Section I from Lagos to Shagamu. Along the 43.6-kilometre section, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has the task of rehabilitating, reconstructing and expanding the expressway as well as rehabilitating ten bridges. The former four-lane stretch will be widened to six lanes and complemented by a flyover bridge as well as five pedestrian bridges.

The project will generate several thousand jobs during the construction work on the Lagos–Ibadan Expressway. For this project, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc estimates approx. 1,200,000 m3 of earthworks, the removal of approx. 940,000 m2 damaged asphalt, and the laying of more than 2,000 metres of pipe culverts, approx. 50,000 metres of U-channels and approx. 66,000 metres of lined drains. The company is planning to process approx. 1,200,000 tons of aggregates, 698,000 tons laying a new asphaltic base course, asphaltic binder und wearing course as well as 41,000 metres for the construction of a concrete median barrier.

Julius Berger Synopsis
Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is a Nigerian company offering integrated construction solutions. The company has been operating in Nigeria since 1965 and its scope covers all areas of construction. Julius Berger is dedicated to utilisation of cutting-edge technologies and the long term training and education of its staff of 18,000 people. Integrity, transparency, safety and sustainability are the pillars of Julius Berger’s structures and behaviours. The company is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and actively seeks out opportunities to make measurable differences in the future of people and communities. Key areas of focus include Health, Education and Sports.

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