Home News ‘Opebi-Ojota link bridge will be ready by Q2 2024’, Sanwo-Olu reveals

‘Opebi-Ojota link bridge will be ready by Q2 2024’, Sanwo-Olu reveals

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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has provided assurance to the state’s residents regarding the readiness of the Opebi-Mende-Ojota link bridge, indicating it would be operational by the second quarter of 2024.

Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday during an inspection tour of the construction site, expressed contentment with the progress made, stating that the project had reached about 65 percent completion.

He emphasized the necessity of additional work remaining while highlighting the bridge’s purpose to alleviate traffic congestion and offer alternative routes for commuters in the area.

He said, “This bridge was conceived about one year ago to solve major traffic problems and provide alternatives from Toyin-Opebi roads to Ojota, and from Maryland to Ikeja. It will also solve traffic to the Kudirat Abiola Way, Alausa, and even Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Road.

“This project will change the face of traffic management, commuting and modern infrastructure. It also has expanded sidewalks to allow for cycling lanes, walkways and even parking for broken-down vehicles.

“It is particularly instructive to note that even the link roads are bridges in their own right because they are deck on piles. This has to be so because of the soil’s nature. It is a very tough terrain. In fact, some house fences were demolished in the process of construction.

“In all, we are satisfied with the level of work and the project is still on track for completion in the second quarter of 2024 so it can be opened for public use.”

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