The Lagos State Government says it has approved the
construction of flyover bridges for two of the state's
high-density traffic zones, Ajah round about and
Abule Egba junction.
This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday by
the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr
Ayorinde said that the two major projects were
approved by the State Executive Council and had
been duly awarded to contractors for a speedy
commencement of work.
He said that the projects would be completed within
16 months as part of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode's
ongoing road infrastructure projects across the state.
He said that the construction of the reinforced
concrete flyover and signalised intersection at Ajah
round about would be undertaken simultaneously
with the rehabilitation of Freedom Road in Lekki area
of the state.
The commissioner said that this was to reduce the
heavy traffic being recorded at the Ajah round about
and the Lekki-Ikoyi axis.
Ayorinde said the Ajah flyover would have a solar-
powered signalised intersection in order to greatly
He said that the upgrade of Freedom Road was
expected to ease traffic considerably for vehicles
using the Third Roundabout to connect Lekki through
He said that the Ajah project would ease movement
of residents and commuters on the Lagos Island and
Ibeju Lekki areas.
"The construction of the reinforced concrete dual-
carriage flyover bridge at Abule Egba junction will
equally bring joy and relief to millions of commuters
that use the Lagos -Abeokuta Expressway on a daily
basis when completed," he said.
Ayorinde said the Abule -Egba flyover would also
have signalised intersection under it to service Oko-
Oba and other link roads within the axis.
He said that the state government had also awarded
contracts for the rehabilitation and upgrade of
strategic arterial/inner roads in Epe Local
Government Area of the state.