The state government has said tthe proposed flyover bridge at Abule-Egba in Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State will be completed in 16 months.
The government has also called for cooperation between the host communities and the project contractor, Messrs Craneburg Construction Company.
The project will consist of a reinforced concrete dual carriageway flyover and two-lane road on either side of the grade with signalised intersection to ease traffic at the Abule-Egba/Oja-Oba junction, reduce travel time, improve road connectivity as well as improve socio-economic activities along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
“The scope of work includes earthworks, flyover structure consisting of bridge and retaining walls, construction of asphalt concrete pavement, provision and installation of street lighting and service ducts, traffic signal light as well as construction of drains and culverts,” the state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Ganiyu Johnson, said at a stakeholders’ meeting.
Johnson said the meeting was to let the communities in Abule-Egba, Agege, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ojokoro and Alimosho areas witness the commencement of the project.
He said, “Before now, the government was aware of the problem of gridlock at the junction and the pain that people were going through. In tackling the problem, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode decided to award the contract for the construction of the flyover bridge.
“It is to alleviate the suffering of the people; while the project lasts, the government has embarked on the rehabilitation of Ogundele and Ekoro roads. As the project progresses, more inner roads within the project axis will be opened up to reduce traffic on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.”
The commissioner stated that the flyover bridge would be managed by traffic light, and urged the contractor to patronise people from the host communities for the supply of materials such as sand, granite, cement, iron rods and others for them to have a sense of belonging on the project.
The Chairman, Committee on Works, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Abiodun Tobu, appealed to the residents to give maximum support to the contractor.
The representative of Alimosho Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr. Bisi Yusuf, said the project was a dream come true for the people of Alimosho Local Government Area.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Civic Engagement, Mr. Kehinde Joseph, said when completed, the project would give succour to the people of the area.