The Lagos State Government has begun the construction of the Abule-Egba flyover and has been engaging stakeholders to ensure successful construction of the project.
The government also expressed its commitment to addressing the perennial problem of traffic jam in Lagos through the provision of good roads.
Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson gave the assurance while addressing stakeholders on the construction of the Abule-Egba flyover on Thursday at Abule Egba area of Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
Johnson said the bridge was meant to solve the persistent traffic on Abule-Egba axis, as the government would open more inner roads to ease traffic flow and minimize the hardship the people might have to go through during the construction of the flyover.
He said the project was a grade separation system consisting of two-lane dual carriageway reinforced concrete Flyover and two-lane roads on both sides at grade with signalized intersection.
Stakeholders that spoke commended the state government for the initiative and said a flyover at the Abule-Egba junction was long overdue.
Also, Johnson urged the contractors handling the project, Craneburg Construction Ltd, to patronise the local suppliers for materials that would be needed as well as employing both skilled and unskilled labour for the work, adding that, it was one of the ways to employ the youths and empower the residents.
The Chairman, House Committee on Works and Infrastructure, Abiodun Tobun, during the stakeholders’ meeting pleaded with the residents to endure the pains that would come their way during the construction, adding that their endurance would be over at the end of the bridge construction.
Bisi Yusuf, representing Alimosho in the State House of Assembly, thanked the state government for the bridge and said it would not only serve the people of Alimosho, Ifako-Ijaiye and Agege Federal Constituencies but that people from Otta, Sango and Abeokuta in Ogun State would benefit much from the project.
The Youth leader in Ojokoro, Mr. Gbadebo, promised the state government and the contractor his group’s interest in providing advocacy, security during the construction period and enlighten the people of the three constituencies on the programme.
The contractor has already commenced construction with the surface dressing on alternative routes to be used by motorists.
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