Lagos- Badagry Expressway section II prepared in October
By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured that the Agege-Pen Cinema flyover, shall be delivered in July 2020.
Sanwo-Olu said this on Friday when he led a delegation on an inspection tour of achieved ongoing tasks throughout the state, together with Lagos- Badagry Expressway.
The flyover which is alleged to be at 60 p.c completion stage, took off from Oba Ogunji Highway and drops on the Oke Koto axis of Agege. The third abutment of the bridge extends to outdated Abeokuta Freeway into Abule Egba.
The whole size of the bridge is 1.Four kilometres and it’s anticipated to have streetlight services and pedestrian walkways.
The Agege-Pen Cinema flyover, Sanwo-Olu disclosed, could be complemented with complete rehabilitation work on internal roads to reinforce visitors move.
The Governor mentioned: “On the completion of this bridge, we’re not solely going to see enchancment in visitors administration within the space, however it will additionally shoot up the worth of the actual property in Agege and neighbouring communities. High quality of life may also enhance as a result of the bridge building varieties a part of Objects 9 and 11 of the Sustainable Improvement Targets (SDGs), which search to ship a sensible group.
“Highway, rail and bridge are been developed in Agege to unravel visitors congestion, transportation challenges and motion of individuals from one a part of the State to a different. On the completion of this bridge, companies on this space will flourish. We are going to push the contractor on this dry season to finish this bridge by early July.”
The Governor additionally met with homeowners of homes trapped within the right-of-way of the bridge, promising them that his administration would fulfill the compensation fee.
He mentioned: “By the Grace of God, all these whose properties had been demolished for the development of the bridge shall be totally compensated earlier than the development completes in June. Inform those that usually are not right here to be affected person; we’ve obtained all of your grievances and we’ll make sure you all get full compensation.”
In the meantime, he declared open the newly constructed part of Lagos-Badagry Freeway for public use in success of the promise made on the inception of his administration.
The development of the 4-kilometre part, which stretches from Agboju to Commerce Honest, began shortly after the present administration took off.
Recall that Sanwo-Olu visited the location on June 4, 2019, to evaluate the extent of labor on the deserted undertaking. He promised to mobilise the contractor dealing with the undertaking again on website, whereas additionally pledging to finish the stretch earlier than the top of December, final 12 months.
In fulfilling the promise, Sanwo-Olu led members of the State’s Govt Council to Lagos-Badagry Expressway to open the finished part, whereas additionally declaring the graduation of building work on the Section II of the undertaking, which is able to take off from Commerce Honest to the principle gate of the Lagos State College (LASU) in Iba city.
The development of Section II of the expressway is anticipated to be accomplished subsequent October, after which the ultimate section will take off.
Sanwo-Olu mentioned: “We gave our dedication once we got here to examine the extent of labor on this part of Lagos-Badagry Expressway within the first week of June, final 12 months. We promised we might full the development of the primary section of the expressway by December. We’ve stored our phrase, as we’ve simply delivered Section 1 of this essential freeway precisely six months.
“We nonetheless have about 4.7 kilometres part to be constructed from Commerce Honest to LASU gate, which makes up Section II of the undertaking. The contractor has already been mobilised and we shall be delivering this within the subsequent 9 months. The final section of labor is about 2 kilometres which is able to take the development work to Okokomaiko.”
The excellent work on the finished part, the Governor revealed, consists of designing the pedestrian walkways and fixing of streetlights. The finished stretch cuts throughout strategic places, together with Maza-Maza, Alakija, Agboju and stopped at Commerce Honest.
Sanwo-Olu suggested street customers and residents of the world towards actions which may harm the finished part, urging them to take possession of the street.