Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria to construct new toll road along MMIA
Work on the new airport Alimosho bypass project to decongest traffic commences soon
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in March 2022 with the state government of Lagos for a new airport Alimosho bypass project (AABP). Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation on behalf of FAAN and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos on behalf of his state signed the MOU.
The project in Lagos involves the construction of a 9-kilometre dual carriageway express road from Shasha Road to the airport toll road. It will be completed in four phases and is aimed to decongest traffic on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway. The four phases will comprise of:
- Phase 1 - A 9-kilometre four-lane toll road along the Murtala Muhammed International Airport.
- Phase 2 - Northern connection to the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.
- Phase 3 - Southern connection to Egbe road.
- Phase 4 - Southern extension to Isolo and Okota roads.
Signing of the Airport Alimosho Bypass Project (AABP) MOU between @NigeriaGov / @FAAN_Official Team led by HM @hadisirika and the @followlasg Team led by Gov @jidesanwoolu #infrastructure pic.twitter.com/pacMxwF4wh— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) March 22, 2022
This MoU comes on the heels of the commissioning of the new terminal at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport. The airport consists of a four-storey main terminal building, three-storey finger building, two-storey cargo terminal building, 82,925 square metres apron and external works, such as bridges and roads. The new terminal is built on a landmass of 56,000 square metres and the capacity for about 14 million passengers annually.
Photo: New Terminal, Murtala Muhammed International Airport (@FAAN_Official Twitter Handle | Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria)