Lagos State Government has on Friday inaugurated the 1.4km Dual Carriageway Flyover Bridge in Pen Cinema Junction, Agege.
Speaking at the inauguration, state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said that the flyover would reduce travel time and save man-hour that would have been otherwise lost to traffic on the road.
He added that the completion of the project would provide a better riding surface, leading to reduced maintenance cost; boost interconnectivity, and generally make life more meaningful to commuters in the state.
He said, ”One of the most critical challenges being experienced on a daily basis by residents/road users along the Agege Pen Cinema area over the years is the heavy traffic volume occasioned by the geometric increase in traffic.
”Residents and road users along this area have clamoured for a solution to the suffocating nature of the perennial traffic gridlock occasioned by the huge human and vehicular traffic, flowing through this intersection.
”To address the challenge of this huge traffic burden, our administration decided to continue with the construction of a Precast and Pre-stressed Reinforced Concrete Dual-carriage Flyover and Ramp, with road works, across the Agege Pen Cinema Intersection which was then at about 20 per cent completion.
”This is in line with the first pillar of the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda which targets the provision of roads as a critical infrastructure that will support economic activities.
“It will also enable commercial interactions and ensure ease of commuting from one part of the state to another through elimination of traffic gridlocks,” he said.
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