Roads and Bridges

Craneburg Begins Rehabilitation Of Roads In Epe

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The Lagos State Government has restated its commitment towards improving the standards of living and well-being of the entire residents of the State, just as it began immediate rehabilitation and upgrading of the second segment of the arterial/inner roads in Epe Local Government Area of the State.

Speaking at a Stakeholders’ meeting on Thursday at the Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Naforija, Epe, Abiola Anifowoshe, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, said the road construction was part of the infrastructure development vision of the state government.

He said there is no doubt that Epe Town and environs is presently witnessing influx of people and increased traffic volume as a result of industrial and commercial growth arising from various development like Dangote Oil Refinery, Air and sea ports as well as industries within the Lekki Free Trade Zone.

The commissioner added that the road, when completed would improve road connectivity and accommodate the expected increased traffic volume arising from industrial and commercial growth, while adding that it would also eliminate potential traffic gridlock as well as enhancing property value.

Craneburg Begins Construction Of Abule-Egba Bridge

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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.

Gov. Ambode commissions Abule-Egba bridge

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Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has commissioned the newly built flyover bridge and slip roads at Abule-Egba area of the state.
The overhead bridge, which was named ‘Jubilee Bridge,’ is expected to “eliminate the traffic jam usually experienced in the axis,” the governor said on Wednesday. “We have made it a duty to put in place top class infrastructure that will facilitate movement of people, goods and materials,” he added. Residents of the state who trooped to the area to catch a glimpse of the new bridge expressed delights at the new infrastructure provided by the state government and built by Craneburg construction firm. Most of them who spoke with Daily Trust fell in love with its fanciful slip roads and water fountain.

Femi Benson, a resident of Agege area of the state, said: “I was born in Lagos and I know what I’m seeing here now; it surpassed my expectation.
“Right from Tinubu’s period, they started the gradual development of Lagos. There’s nowhere in Lagos metropolis that you won’t see any development going on.
“We thank the government of Ambode for what he has done and posterity will continue to remember him in history. Other state governments should emulate Lagos in terms of development.”

Another resident of Abule-Egba area, Reverend Joel Olukayode Adeoye, was too delighted with the newly built bridge. He said: “We thank God for what Governor Ambode has done for us in this community. I, personally, wrote to Senator Adeola Yayi who’s representing us at the Senate to liaise with the state government that we need a flyover at Abule-Egba. Secondly, people who were crossing this road at that time were dying too much in this area. But today, many people are happy for this development because it’s a glory from God.” They however urged the state government to provide pedestrian bridges close to both ends of the flyover bridge to ease crossing of roads by the residents.