Lagos begins construction of Abule-Egba flyover


Kazeem Ugbodaga
Commissioner for Works and Infrstructure, Engr. Ganiu Johnson (standing) addressing the stakeholders at a meeting on the Abule-Egba Flyover construction
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.
A cross-section of participants at the stakeholders’ meeting on the Abule-Egba Flyover construction
Stakeholders that spoke commended the state government for the initiative and said a flyover at the Abule-Egba junction was long overdue.
Also, Johnson 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 Chairman, House Committee on Works and Infrastructure, Abiodun Tobun, during the stakeholders’ meeting pleaded with the residents to endure the pains that would come their way during the construction, adding that their endurance would be over at the end of the bridge construction.
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Source:: PM Newspaper