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.
Johnson also 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 contractor has already commenced construction with the surface dressing on alternative routes to be used by motorists.