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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday formally commissioned the 1.4km Dual Carriageway Flyover Bridge in Pen Cinema Junction, Agege.

This is a part of the hassle by the state authorities to scale back the gridlock and enhance the site visitors state of affairs on that axis.

During the commissioning of the venture, Sanwo-Olu stated that the flyover would cut back journey time and save man-hour that might have been in any other case misplaced to site visitors on the street.

According to a report from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Governor stated it will present a greater using floor, resulting in diminished upkeep value; enhance interconnectivity and customarily make life extra significant to commuters within the state.

What the Lagos State Governor is saying

Sanwo-Olu stated, ”One of essentially the most essential challenges being skilled every day by residents/street customers alongside the Agege Pen Cinema space through the years is the heavy site visitors quantity occasioned by the geometric improve in site visitors.

Residents and street customers alongside this space have clamoured for an answer to the suffocating nature of the perennial site visitors gridlock occasioned by the massive human and vehicular site visitors, flowing by means of this intersection.

”To handle the problem of this big site visitors burden, our administration determined to proceed with the development of a Precast and Pre-stressed Reinforced Concrete Dual-carriage Flyover and Ramp, with street works, throughout the Agege Pen Cinema Intersection which was then at about 20 per cent completion.

”This is consistent with the primary pillar of the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda which targets the availability of roads as a essential infrastructure that may help financial actions.

“It will also enable commercial interactions and ensure ease of commuting from one part of the state to another through the elimination of traffic gridlocks,” he stated.

While talking on the event, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, stated that the venture in its entirety consisted of a twin carriageway 1.4km Flyover Bridge element with two lanes of three.65m width every in both course with ramps, together with the rehabilitation of 5 adjoining roads.

She stated that the development of a flyover throughout the Pen-Cinema intersection along with the spur linking outdated Abeokuta street which was conceived in September 2017, was seen as the answer to the transport/site visitors drawback on that axis.

What you must know

  • The Agege Pen-Cinema Flyover venture was began by the quick previous administration of the previous Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in December 2017.
  • The venture is anticipated to crisscross Oba Ogunji Road and Pen Cinema space and over the railroad, terminating on the Agunbiade Street or Oke-Koto space of the Agege group. The bridge additionally extends to the outdated Abeokuta freeway into Abule Egba.
  • The flyover which was conceived to unravel the perennial site visitors on that axis has a complete size of roughly 1.4 Kilometres and it’s designed to have streetlight services and pedestrian walkways.

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