The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has lauded the contruction company handling Lagos/Ibadan Expressway Julius Berger for completing the rehabilitation of the  `long bridge’ ahead of schedule. 

Fashola, who spoke at Warewa, Ogun State, yesterday, while inspecting the fully asphalted 2500 metres “Long Bridge’ section, expressed happiness with the level of work done by the construction company.

The construction company had promised to complete the long bridge by December 31st but it opened the bridge to motorists on December 11 before scheduled time.

The minister thanked road users for their understanding during the period of construction, as the diversions and partial restrictions on the construction zones had caused them some hardship.

Fashola explained that Julius Berger could not close the road because of its importance and so, had to manage the heavy traffic, while it went on with the repairs.