The Lagos State Government has approved the construction of flyover bridges for the Ajah round about and Abule Egba junction, two of the state’s high-density traffic zones.
The two major projects, which have been approved by the State’s Executive Council and have been duly awarded to contractors for a speedy commencement of work, were announced in a statement, Sunday, by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, who said the projects will be completed within 16 months as part of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s ongoing road infrastructure projects across the state.
According to the statement, the construction of the reinforced concrete flyover and signalized intersection at Ajah roundabout will be undertaken simultaneously with the rehabilitation of Freedom Road in Lekki, so as to reduce the heavy traffic being recorded at the Ajah round-about and the Lekki-Ikoyi axis.
Ayorinde said the Ajah flyover bridge will have a solar-powered signalized intersection in order to greatly improve traffic, while the upgrade of Freedom Road is expected to ease traffic considerably for vehicles using the Third Roundabout to connect Lekki through Admiralty way.
The construction of a reinforced concrete dual-carriage flyover bridge at Abule Egba junction will also bring the much-needed relief to millions of commuters that use the Lagos -Abeokuta Expressway in Ifako-Ijaye Local Government Area of the State on a daily basis when completed.
The Commissioner said the newly awarded road contracts are coming on the heels of several other projects being constructed by the Ambode administration through the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, some of which are either completed or nearing completion.
He listed areas such as Brown Street in Oshodi, Ago Palace Way in Okota as well as Okota-Century road, Ijegun -Igando Road, Ayobo-Ipaja Road, Okesuna Street, Shomolu and Coker-Aguda Road in Surulere, as among projects at various stages of advance work.
He said as at last weekend, more than 300 roads have been repaired and rehabilitated through the Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC)’s ceaseless road maintenance that has left no local government area unattended to.