Lagos-Calabar Coastal Road: Demolition for First Phase Begins Saturday

The Federal Government will commence demolition of buildings within the designated right of way for the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway project this weekend.

Starting on Saturday, April 27th, the first phase of demolitions will target structures along the initial three kilometers of the road. The project, which spans roughly 700 kilometers upon completion, will connect Lagos to Cross River State.

Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Keisha Korede, urged property owners who received demolition notices to visit the Federal Ministry of Works Secretariat. The office is open until today, April 26th, to address any concerns regarding the demolitions or compensation.

The large-scale project has faced criticism since its announcement. Concerns include the compensation plan for those affected by the construction and the way the contract was awarded. Some property owners have argued for alternative routes or a revision of the current demolition plan.

The Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway is slated to be a 10-lane superhighway and is expected to take eight years to complete. The total project cost is estimated at N4 billion per kilometer.


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