The Lagos State Government has said that the Agege Pen-Cinema bridge will be opened for use, in February 2021.
During an inspection of the project site on Wednesday, the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the project is at 90 percent completion.
The overpass ascends from Oba Ogunji Road and drops at Oke Koto axis of Agege; it also opens to the old Lagos-Abeokuta expressway through Abule Egba.
According to the state government, the bridge will bring an end to discomfort currently experienced by motorists plying Agege-Abule Egba route when opened.
Sanwo-Olu expressed satisfaction on the quality of work, adding that what is left to complete is turning intersection improvements at the descending part of the bridge and signalisation for ease of traffic movement.
“We have just finished an inspection and a walkthrough of the Agege Pen-Cinema bridge. The level of completion of the project is around 90 percent,” he said.
“All the major brickwork has been done and we are left with two major deliverables, which include cleaning up the intersection and signalisation.
“This is in fulfilment of the promise we made that we will complete all projects abandoned. We are giving the contractor handling this project a maximum of eight weeks to attend to little snags in the project.
“By the second week in January, vehicles can move on the bridge but we may need additional four weeks to complete the signalisation, road painting and demarcation. We are looking forward to fully hand over this project sometimes in February next year.”
Sanwo-Olu said his administration moved to complete the bridge given its strategic importance to easing gridlock and improving economic activities in Agege and adjoining communities.
He also said the state government had started to consider other complementary road construction to be done on the axis to further improve traffic for commuters in the area.Follow us on social media