Opebi-Ohota Link Bridge scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2024 – Sanwo-Olu

Opebi-Ohota Link Bridge scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2024 – Sanwo-Olu



Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said the Opebi-Mende-Ojota link bridge will be available to commuters by the third quarter of 2024.

Mr Sanwo-Olu reiterated this during an inspection of the bridge on Tuesday to assert the level of work carried out at the site.

He said the bridge, whose construction began more than a year ago, is 65 percent complete, adding that there is still much work to be done.

“I'm impressed by the high level of work that Ms. Julius Berger has done here. We were here last year, about 11 months ago, I think in January or February. , this bridge did not exist at that time.

“There's been very little. I'm happy with the level of work I've seen so far.

“We are still on track for completion. We hope to complete this entire roadwork and hand it over to residents and make it available for use again towards the second or third quarter of next year. I am thinking of doing so.

“This bridge still has a little bit of furniture that you will see. In the end, it will look like another iconic bridge in Lagos, similar to the one on the Lekki axis.

“As you can see, there is enough space for bicycles and there is enough space for pedestrians to walk on the road. Our lives will be completely changed,” Sanwo-Olu said.

He said the government is ensuring that what has been seen in other developed countries is replicated in Lagos State, so those who wish to exercise near the bridge are encouraged to do so and to move freely. Stated.

According to him, the Opebi-Mende-Ojota link bridge is aimed at solving major traffic problems and providing an alternative route for residents of Lagos.

“How can people commuting from Toyin, Allen and Opebi access Ojota Bridge?” How can people from Manylands go straight to Ikeja?

“So this will solve a lot of the alternative problems that we have, whether it is on the Kudirat Abiola road or towards Alausa, it will also solve the major traffic problem that we have at Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way. I will try,” he said. .

The governor said the bridge is located on very difficult terrain and project manager Julius Berger had to excavate 20 meters to build a strong bridge.

“The quality of the soil is really bad. In fact, project manager Julius Berger says we have to excavate more than 20 meters in some places to protect the land and be able to work seamlessly.

“What this makes clear is that this is economic development, we are changing the face of traffic management, we are changing the face of commuting in Lagos, we are changing the face of access to modern infrastructure roads and development. That’s the thing,” he said. He said.

Source: guardian.ng

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