Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday said the Agege Pen Cinema flyover bridge would be completed and commissioned for use by July 2020.
Sanwo-Olu told journalists when he inspected the project site with his cabinet members that the bridge had reached 70 per cent completion.
Governor Sanwo-Olu said Agege Pen Cinema flyover connects Oba Ogunji road where it takes off and drops off at Agunbiade on the other side. The bridge has a railway underpass and three abatements, splitting into adjoining streets all around Agege Pen Cinema.
“At the completion not only would we see a major traffic gridlock improvement, we would also see real estate value coming back to the entire neighbourhood.” he said.
He urged resident of Agege to own it, keep the environment of the bridge clean and do not use the road as dustbin.
Also, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday inspected the newly constructed section of Lagos-Badagry Highway and declared it open for public use.
The construction of the 4-kilometre section, which stretches from Agboju to Trade Fair, started shortly after the current administration took off.
It would be recalled that Sanwo-Olu visited the site on June 4, 2019 to assess the level of work on the abandoned project. He promised to mobilise the contractor handling the project back on site, while also pledging to complete the stretch before end of December, last year.
In fulfilling the promise, Sanwo-Olu led members of the State’s Executive Council to Lagos-Badagry Expressway to open the completed section, while also declaring the commencement of construction work on the Phase II of the project, which will take off from Trade Fair to the main gate of the Lagos State University (LASU) in Iba town.
The construction of the Phase II of the expressway is expected to be completed next October, after which the final phase will take off.
Sanwo-Olu said: “We gave our commitment when we came to inspect the level of work on this section of Lagos-Badagry Expressway in the first week of June, last year. We promised we would complete the construction of first phase of the expressway by December. We have kept our word, as we have just delivered the Phase 1 of this important highway exactly six months.
“We still have about 4.7 kilometres section to be constructed from Trade Fair to LASU gate, which makes up the Phase II of the project. The contractor has already been mobilised and we will be delivering this in the next nine months. The last phase of work is about 2 kilometres which will take the construction work to Okokomaiko.”
The outstanding work on the completed section, the Governor revealed, includes the designing the pedestrian walkways and fixing of streetlights. The completed stretch cuts across strategic locations, including Maza-Maza, Alakija, Agboju and stopped at Trade Fair.
He advised road users and residents of the area against activities that might damage the completed section, urging them to take ownership of the road.