By Editorial board on June 8, 2015 4:51 am
EKO Atlantic’s promise of a congestion-free city with no on-street parking and where traffic will flow freely is being delivered with the expanding development of main thoroughfares and access roads.
In a release signed by Valentina Halim, Eko Atlantic’s main Eko Boulevard and roads are being developed to be a role model for 21st century urban planning. So far, over 28 kilometres of roads have been completed to stone base level and 25 kilometres have been block paved.
According to Halim, over the next few months, further road works will be carried out across the following Eko Atlantic city districts that include Harbour Lights, Marina District (inner and outer ring roads), Downtown, Avenue 1 and Avenue 3 (with direct access to Ahmadu Bello Way), saying that the work predominantly comprises the build-up of the sand sub-base in all the above areas, with the laying of the crushed stone base course in the more advanced roads.
“The opening of Akin Adesola Road has introduced a second entrance into Eko Atlantic City from Victoria Island. Though, crucial for development, this opening up would significantly reduces the drive distance for trucks carrying rocks to the sea wall that is a mile and a half offshore and it would also helping to speed up construction”, said Halim, noting that previously, the route from the entrance of Eko Atlantic City to the sea wall was around five kilometers and that this new access reduces the distance to just two and a half kilometres.
It would also provide unhindered access to the completion of road works in Phases 1 and 2 of Eko Atlantic.