Lagos State Government has reassured Lagosians that the ongoing junction roundabout improvement projects embarked upon to ease vehicular movements in four major locations would be completed and delivered by mid April, 2020.
Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde disclosed this today during media inspection tour of the projects to ascertain the status of the projects
Accompanied by the Director, Transport Engineering, Engr. Bolaji Bada and other top government officials, Oladeinde hinted that most of the junctions have over stayed their importance, as the increase in the influx of vehicles that ply Lagos roads on a daily basis have out grown the capacity of the junctions, adding that there is an urgent need to reconfigure them to increase the junction capacity by signalizing the junctions to ease congestion.
“You will agree with me that all these junctions and roundabouts have overstayed their usefulness as they no longer have the capacity to accommodate the high vehicular movements, this has contributed to traffic congestions especially during peak hours, so we will reconfigure the junctions to increase their capacities” Oladeinde stated.
Commending Lagosians for supporting the Six Pillars Development Agenda of the Governor Sanwo-Olu led administration of which efficient Traffic Management and Transportation is very crucial, the Commissioner disclosed that the four inspected projects: Allen, Maryland, 1st and 2nd Lekki Roundabouts were over 55% completed, expressing optimism that all the projects would be delivered latest by the second week of April.
The Commissioner while commending Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his administration’s huge investment in the transport sector, stated that efficient traffic management and transportation is crucial to achieving a 21st century economy needed in an emerging smart city like Lagos.
The Commissioner who expressed satisfaction with the level of works done at the Allen Junction Improvement Project, urged all contractors to work harder to ensure that the March/April deadline is met so that less traffic will be experienced by road users plying the construction corridors.
While commending Lagosians for enduring the pain of traffic bottleneck currently experienced in the metropolis as a result of various on-going road improvement projects, Oladeinde assured that the traffic situation would improve when those projects are completed.
While conducting pressmen round the Lekki 2nd Round about project, The Project Manager, Planet Projects, Engr. Bayo Ojuri stated that the project when completed would add aesthetic beauty to Lekki corridor aside from bringing improvement to traffic gridlocks often experienced in the area.
Earlier in his remarks, the General Manager, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Engr. Olajide Oduyoye stated that his men will be fully on ground to direct traffic to ensure free vehicular movement at all times and unlock traffic gridlocks where necessary.
The General Manager urged the residents to continue to support the State Government in the enforcement of the State Traffic Laws, adding that the ban on Okada/keke Napep operations is for the safety of lives and properties of the residents.