Monday, 3 December 2012
THE SECOND LEKKI TOLL GATE MAY LIKELY START DEC 16
Tolling at the second toll plaza on the Lekki-Epe Expressway corridor will commence on December 16, as motorists are expected to pay their toll at the Conservation Plaza, situated along the Eti-Osa Lekki-Epe Expressway between Chevron HQ and Oluwa Nisola House, Lekki Concession Company (LCC) has said.
The Conservation Plaza, which corresponds to the completed 9 km road section from Marwa Bus Stop to Ikota Bridge, has been in operation since January this year. Road users, however, have so far not been charged any toll for using that road section.
This is to allow the Lagos State Government more time to complete the construction of the 3.6 km alternative route that provides a bypass around the Conservation Plaza, so that road users not wishing to pay the tolls can exercise the option not to do so.
The Lagos State Government has now completed the new alternative route, which can be accessed from the expressway by turning into Chevron Drive from Chevron Roundabout, then turning right after the Chevron HQ Complex, following the road running behind the Chevron HQ Complex, past the Conservation Plaza, the Scintilla Events Centre, and through Poroku Village, and eventually emerging back onto the expressway just before Oluwa Nisola House.
Toll tariffs at the Conservation Plaza will be the same as that of the Admiralty Circle Plaza located near the Oniru Estate – N50 for motorcycles; N80 for authorised commercial danfo buses; N120 for saloon cars and tricycles; N150 for SUVs, minibuses, and pickup trucks; N250 for light trucks and 2-axle buses; and N350 for heavy trucks and buses with 2 or more heavy axles.
Road users will be able to immediately reduce the standard toll tariffs that they pay by 5% and 10% if they opt to pay using the SwiftPass Anonymous card and the eTag (including the accompanying SwiftPass Plus card) respectively.
Users of the eTag also exclusively benefit from the Frequent User Discount, which offers further discounts off the tariffs (up to 70%) based on the number of times that the road user passes through the toll plazas each month.
The eTag and the SwiftPass can be obtained by registering for them at any of the LCC Customer Service Centres located at the Admiralty Circle Plaza and the Conservation Plaza, or through other outlets such as banks.
Approximately 16.5 km of the rehabilitated and upgraded expressway has been completed to date, including the construction of the new Falomo On-Ramp , expansion of Exxon Mobil Bridge from 4 to 8 lanes, new roundabouts, new pedestrian overhead bridges, new drainage systems, new underground service ducts and new street lights and traffic lights.
In addition to the routine operation and maintenance of the new road infrastructure, LCC has promised to offer complementary 24/7 convenience services, including breakdown recovery services, customer service helpline, armed police security patrols, ambulance call-out, traffic management support, and environmental management support.
Culled from www.cknnigeria.com